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Annual Better Ball Invitational Golf Tournament

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We are excited to share that the 10th Annual Better Ball Invitational will return to Banyan Bay on May 6, 2022.


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2021 Better Ball Invitational 

After two years of being apart,  Adopt-A-Family’s Ninth Annual Better Ball Invitational made a triumphant return to Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach on May 7.

Thanks to our players and event sponsors, this year’s Better Ball Invitational event raised over $200,000 – our most successful tournament to date.

The event was a much-needed return to normalcy as last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic. It certainly felt like “old” times as participants gathered to enjoy a beautiful day of golf, picturesque views, and delightful fare. In all, twenty-four foursomes played in a better ball of the twosome format, and Alan Somerstein & Eric Boritz took first place.

This Better Ball tournament would not have been possible without the hard work of our golf committee: Frank Bresnan, Sean Bresnan, Joe Carron, Tom Frankel, Ned Grace, Joe LaRocca, Jr., Gary Pohrer, and Jeff Preston.

We congratulate all the winners and thank all the sponsors. We look forward to next year’s 10th Annual Better Ball Invitational!

Congratulations to all the winners:  

1st place: Alan Somerstein & Eric Boritz

2nd place: Gerry Greenspoon & Ira Marcus

3rd place: Bill Johnson & Chris Schmitz

4th place: Jeff Preston & Hampton Beebe

5th place: RJ Gray & Scott Collins

Longest Drive Men: Rob Surtees

Longest Drive Women: Judy Backstrom

Closest to the Pin Men: Joe Carron & Dan Lynch

Closest to the Pin Women: Judy Backstrom

All photos by Tracey Benson Photography


We thank our sponsors:

Tournament Sponsors

Steve & Andrea Wynn

Frank & Sean Bresnan

Michele & Howard Kessler

David Lambert

NorthAmerican Development Group

Lunch Sponsors

The AMG Foundation

Florida Crystals

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Katz Barron


Myers Auto Group

Press Ganey

Cocktail Hour Sponsors

Atlantic Retail

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC

Bob & Christine Stiller


PNC Real Estate


Dinner Sponsors

Steven Duncker

Linda A. Gary Real Estate

Blue Cross Blue Shield

IBERIABANK | First Horizon

Stuart & Shelby Development

Forecaddie Sponsors

Mutual of Omaha

Regions Financial Corporation

Golf Cart Sponsor

Raymond Construction Corp.

Golf Ball Sponsors

Dunay, Miskel and Backman LLP

Marsh McLennan

Newmark Group Inc.

Wells Fargo & Company

Halfway House Sponsors

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

First Republic Bank

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Peter Gerhard

Signage Sponsor

LaRocca and Associates, Inc.

Closest to the Pin

Tim & Bridget Moran

Sterling Organization

Longest Drive-Women

Lincoln Financial Group

Penny Heller

Longest Drive-Men

Dan Stanton

Dom Telesco

Elizabeth DeWoody – Compass

Related Companies

Hole Sponsors

Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP

Concord Wilshire

Cushman & Wakefield

Eastwind Development


Kanga Property Management

Michael J. Selverian

Alan & Christine Curtis

Barry Wish

Mike & Jacki Crosby

Sydney Kohl

Dorothy Kohl

NDT Development LLC


Siguler Guff

Spina O’Rourke + Partners

TD Bank, N.A.

Waypoint Residential


Eagle Club

City National Bank

Dennis Carson

Brett Overman

Scott Goldsmith

Alex Monul

Eastdil Secured


2020 Better Ball Invitational

Each spring, we begin preparing for our Annual Better Ball Invitational, and 2020 was no exception. Like so many events worldwide, our golf tournament did not take place this spring due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Row of golf cartsWe know how much you look forward to this tournament and appreciate all you do each year to make it a success. As an agency, we also look forward to it; not only because of the funds raised but because we get to spend time with such an amazing and energetic group of Adopt-A-Family supporters.

On behalf of our board, clients, and staff, thank you for your understanding, trust, and continued support. We are grateful for your involvement year after year. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of families in need. To those of you who have contributed despite the cancellation, thank you so much. This is a tremendous support to our agency’s ability to respond to the rising need in our community.

If you are interested in learning how you can help Adopt-A-Family during these uncertain times, please contact Layren Calvo at (561) 253-1361 X1120 or

We hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy and thank you again for supporting our mission.


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2019 Tournament Recap 

On May 3, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. held its Eighth Annual Better Ball Invitational at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach. 96 players enjoyed an afternoon of lunch, picturesque golf views, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and an award ceremony to wrap up the festivities. The tournament was filled with comradery and commitment and raised over $150,000 in support of the agency’s core programs.

Guests posing for a picture at the Better Ball InvitationalThe Golf Committee went above and beyond to ensure the event’s success, and we are grateful for their dedication and support. Special thanks to each player, our generous sponsors, and the fantastic team at Banyan Cay who made this event possible, despite the unpredictable FL weather.

Congratulations to the tournament committee – Frank Bresnan, Sean Bresnan, Joe Carron, Tom Frankel, Ned Grace, Joe LaRocca Jr., Gary Pohrer, Jeff Preston, and CEO Matt Constantine. Because of your efforts, Palm Beach County families will have support on their journey to self-sufficiency

2019 Tournament Committee: Frank Bresnan, Sean Bresnan, Joe Carron, Tom Frankel, Ned Grace, Joe LaRocca Jr., Gary Pohrer, Jeff Preston, and CEO Matt Constantine.

Guests posing for a picture at the Better Ball Invitational