Grandparents Raising Grandchildren ‘Out Of This World’ Golf Tourney Big Success
By Space Coast Daily // March 15, 2021
More than 60 golfers on 18 teams came out for this Space-Themed event
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County Florida held their “Out Of This World” Golf Tournament on March 7 at Turtle Creek Golf Club in Rockledge.
More than 60 golfers on 18 teams came out for this Space-Themed event that will become the annual springtime fundraiser for this agency.
The tournament was modeled after their fall “Child First” Golf Tournament but given the “Space Coast” twist.
Fast pass registration meant the golfers prepaid for their Mulligan/Putting Contest Certificate and a 50/50 chance along with their tournament fees so they could avoid a line at the morning check-in and proceed to the breakfast table.
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 Spaceman 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 provided by Twisted Birch Sports Bar and Grill giving the golfers the option to leave or fill up the socially distanced tables. Tournament awards followed the Silent Auction and door prize giveaways.
With a Space Theme, each golfer received our signature “Loaded Mug” with a fun assortment of “Out Of This World” items as our way to say “everyone is a winner that plays in our tournament”!
Sponsors and Donors for the event were:
■ GOLD LEVEL: Tory “Rocketman” Bruno;
■ BRONZE LEVEL Marlin & Pattra Bollinger, Robert Walters, A Mother’s Touch Movers;
■ LOGO BALL SPONSOR: Slug-A-Bug Pest Control.
■ LOGO TOWEL SPONSOR: United Launch Alliance. Other sponsors included: Dixon Golf, Golf Carts Unlimited, Turtle Creek Golf Club, Twisted Birch Sports Bar & Grill, and Office Depot – Viera.
■ EXCLUSIVE HOLE SPONSORS: Keystone Aluminum LLC and Victory Casino Cruises. HOLE SPONSORS: A Mother’s Touch Movers, Destination Brevard, Proctor Consulting, Southeast Aerospace and Space Coast Daily.
■ SILENT AUCTION DONORS were: JeanLou Creations, FrogBones Family Shooting Center, Ron Jon Surf Shop and the Hobson Family.
■ DOOR PRIZE DONORS were: US1 Golf Center, Texas Roadhouse Viera, Turtle Creek Golf Course, United Launch Alliance, and Pineda Inn Bar and Grill.
Jeremy Gonzalez from Spectaculoso Creative Design Studio assisted in creating the logo for this annual event.
During the tournament, volunteer photographer Bill Hobson escorted Mary Ann Sterling, GRG Founder and Executive Director, around the course to personally thank each golfer for their support and have their photo taken as well.
“The mission of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County for the past 27 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,” said Lil Hobson, GRG Volunteer and Golf Committee Chairperson.
“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. Living in a place you can call home and knowing that someone will always be there for you is something everyone needs, especially children.”
For more information visit GRG-Brevard.org