Savannahs Golf Club Ups Fundraising Goal for Second Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Tournament March 21
By Space Coast Daily // March 10, 2020
the team is inviting local golfers to join them once more in the fight against Alzheimer’s
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Last year, with its inaugural Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Tournament, The Savannahs Golf Club team raised a total of $9,000 for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
This year, in an effort to build upon their success, the team is inviting local golfers to join them once more in the fight against Alzheimer’s – and this time, they’re aiming even higher.
“This year, the goal is to raise $11,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association,” advised Catherine Madigan, tournament co-chair. “Players came from all over Brevard County to participate in last year’s event, and we anticipate a similar mix of players this year.”
To be held Saturday, March 21, at The Savannahs Golf Course on Merritt Island, the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for first through fifth place, hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contests, as well as a 50-50 cash drawing and various door prizes.
Funds raised by the tournament will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association as part of its annual The Longest Day fundraising initiative.
Centered around the summer solstice – the day with the most sunlight – The Longest Day encourages Alzheimer’s advocates around the world to combat the darkness of Alzheimer’s through the fundraising activity of their choice.
Though the event coincides with Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June, fundraising efforts continue throughout the calendar year.
“We are so grateful for the generosity and compassion of those at The Savannahs Golf Club who continue to go above and beyond to bring attention to our cause,” said Carly Wille, The Longest Day development manager for the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“In Florida alone, there are more than 560,000 individuals living with Alzheimer’s, so it really is crucial that we continue to raise funds and awareness at the local level to help our family members, friends and neighbors who are impacted daily by this devastating illness.”
Registration for the second annual Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Tournament will remain open through March 18. The cost of participation is $75 per individual player and $300 per team, which covers green fees, golf cart, range balls and a buffet lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
For registration and additional information, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about The Longest Day, visit www.alz.org/thelongestday.
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