Boca Raton, FL, July 2, 2019 — On June 9-10, more than 800 fashionable guests were transported to a ritzy, Cirque de Soleil-style extravaganza at the Florida Club Managers Association of America’s Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament and Gala.
Hosted by Boca West Country Club, the hugely successful two-day event raised more than $600,000 for a trove of South Florida children’s charities, including Special Olympics of Florida, SOS Children’s Villages Florida, Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Place of Hope, The First Tee Palm Beaches, and 4KidsSouthFlorida. Additionally, it cumulated over $8 million since its inception.
This year’s high-flying-themed fête featured costumed acrobats, elaborate culinary and cocktail stations, silent and live auctions. Revelers danced the night away to live music by The Headliners. The following day, over 400 participants enjoyed a charity golf tournament at the Boca West Country Club.
The winning Charity Marathon Golf Fundraiser was 4Kids South Florida raising $140,329; the winning Club Golf Fundraiser was Coral Ridge Country Club raising $27,500. Dean Adkins won the marathon golf series, who played 210 holes, followed by Josh LaPointe, who played 180 holes 42 under par.
“We were so honored to host this meaningful event for the 25th year,” said Matthew Linderman, CCM, President, COO and General Manager of Boca West Country Club. “Many of the club industry’s leading corporate partners continue to support our event year after year, all to help support children in need through local charities.”
Top event sponsors were Boca West Country Club, Club Car, Cheney Brothers, Inc., John Deere Golf, Republic National Distributing Company, Sysco Southeast Florida, and The Event Group.
The Florida Chapter is a subsidiary of the Club Manager’s Association of America (CMAA). Our chapter is recognized as the organization’s largest chapter and represents close to 10% of all CMAA members worldwide. Florida Chapter members meet regularly for education and networking events in five geographic regions around the state: Everglades, Gator, North/Sunshine and Seminole.
Established in 1927, the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the oldest, most respected Association representing the club management profession. CMAA’s 7,000 members operate over 4,000 country, golf, tennis, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, beach, town, social, and military clubs. CMAA is represented by Chapters in all 50 states and has a presence on 30 university and college campuses. CMAA’s mission is to fulfill its members’ education and professional development needs, and to assist clubs, through the manager, to secure the utmost in successful operations.
About Boca West Country Club:
An award-winning private, gated, resident only luxury country club community, Boca West Country Club is home to 6,000 residents (3,400 families), with magnificent residences including a new luxury high rise with units ranging from $1 to $4 million, townhomes, patio homes, villas, garden apartments and single-family homes. Boca West is a Platinum Club of America, 5-Star Private Club since 1997, and is proudly recognized as a Distinguished World Club by BoardRoom Magazine since 2013, a 2013 USTA Outstanding Facility Award winner, and has been named a 2019 AGM Platinum Award winner by the Association of Golf Merchandisers. Boca West Country Club’s Top Platinum Golf & Country Club designation was featured recently in Forbes.
Boca West Country Club is located at 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton.
For more information, visit bocawestcc.org or call (561) 488-6990. To inquire about membership, please call (561) 488-6934.