Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’s 5th Annual Child First Golf Tournament Raises More Than $16,000

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren supports relative caregivers

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County held their 5th Annual Child First Golf Tournament on Oct. 3 at Turtle Creek Golf Club in Rockledge. “Our vision is that one day all children will live in a safe loving home with relatives that will help them to develop into their full potential,” said Golf Committee Chairperson Lil Hobson. 

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County held their 5th Annual Child First Golf Tournament on Oct. 3 at Turtle Creek Golf Club in Rockledge.

According to Golf Committee Chairperson Lil Hobson, despite COVID-19 ruining so many events this year, coordinated efforts between the golf course, restaurant and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren ensured that the 27 teams of 106 golfers had a wonderful time and many promised to return next year.

“This year’s registration via Eventbrite offered a “Fast Pass” option that sped up the sign-in process so our golfers could enjoy a breakfast consisting of coffee, Bloody Marys and Danish pastries sponsored by GRG and Turtle Creek,” said Hobson.

The tournament included a few challenges by Dixon Golf plus a Hole-In-One challenge to win a beautiful golf cart by GolfCarts Unlimited.

Prizes provided by Turtle Creek Golf Club along with trophies were awarded to the top three teams along with the winner of a putting contest, longest drive and closest to the pin.

Lunch was held immediately following the tourney at Twisted Birch Sports Bar and Grill while the awards/prizes were displayed for the golfers to view as soon as they came off the course to minimize crowding.

“We had our luncheon prepackaged to encourage social distancing and to give the golfers the option to take their meal to-go,” said Hobson.

With a Patriotic Theme of Red, White and Blue this year, each golfer received the signature “Loaded Mug” with an American Flag inside as our way to say everyone is a winner that plays in our tournament.

■ Sponsors for the event included Robert Henry, the James Proctor family, Marlin and Pattra Bollinger, the Space Coast Parrothead Club, Tory “Rocketman” Bruno, Terry and Melinda Casto and Keystone Aluminum LLC.

■ Logo Ball Sponsors included Slug-A-Bug Pest Control; Logo Towel Sponsors were Miller and Hurt Financial Group; Logo Can Coozie Sponsor included GolfCarts Unlimited. Other sponsors included Dixon Golf, Golf Carts Unlimited, Turtle Creek Golf Club, Twisted Birch Sports Bar & Grill, Carroll Distributing, Spectaculoso Creative Design Studios and Office Depot – Viera.

■ This year’s Hole Sponsors were Proctor Consulting and Keith Krodel, Tropical Realty, Bob & Blake Walters, Curt Smith, Mike Thomas, Space Coast Parrothead Club, The Armstrong Family, The Sterling Family, The Valentine Family, Matthew Erik Academy, ReElect Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Davies Houser and Secrest CPA PA, and Victory Casino Cruises.

With a Patriotic Theme of Red, White and Blue this year, each golfer received the signature “Loaded Mug” with an American Flag inside as our way to say everyone is a winner that plays in our tournament.

■ Silent Auction Donors were ABC Fine Wine & Spirits – Suntree #55, Frog Bones Family Shooting Center, Hobson Family, Bill Skopelja and Texas Roadhouse in Viera. A special thank you goes to Jessica Palmer from the ABC store for her beautiful work on the amazing baskets.

■ Door Prizes and Monetary donors include U.S. 1 Golf Center, Victory Casino Cruises, The Soap Lady of Cocoa, Duran Golf Club, Mary Weldon and many generous donors through Facebook campaigns.

The mission of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County for the past 26 years is to support relative caregivers throughout Brevard County in achieving safety, permanency and well-being for their families through education, advocacy and community collaboration.

“Our vision is that one day all children will live in a safe loving home with relatives that will help them to develop into their full potential,” Hobson.

Living in a place you can call home and knowing that someone will always be there for you is something everyone needs, especially children.

“Thank you to our sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers,” said Hobson.

“We could not provide the services to our community without your support and are very grateful. Early totals indicate over $16,700 was raised to benefit the Child First Program needs.”

For more information log on to GRG-Brevard.org

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