Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard Raises $20,000 Through Child First Golf Tournament
By Space Coast Daily // October 8, 2021
108 golfers participated in the event
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard held their 6th Annual Child First Golf Tournament on October 2 at Turtle Creek Golf Club in Rockledge and fulfilled their goal of raising $20,000.
The organizers extended a special thanks to teen volunteers Cole, Cash and Rohan who assisted the GRG Golf Committee in helping everything run like clockwork.
The event’s 108 golfers enjoyed a speedy check-in, which gave them time to enjoy some breakfast and hit some range balls before the 8 a.m. start.
GolfCarts Unlimited hosted a Hole-in-One contest and Dixon Golf provided some challenges to keep the golfers entertained. The fall tournament was “Luau Themed” and golfers arrived in colorful clothing.
The signature “Loaded Mug” given to each golfer is Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’s way of saying everyone is a winner in their tournaments! This year’s mug included logo balls from Slug-A-Bug Pest Control along with certificates from Texas Roadhouse, US-1 Golf Center, Turtle Creek, a GRG golf towel, and a fun tropical straw.
Sponsors for the event were:
PLATINUM LEVEL: Robert Henry; Tory Bruno; Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
GOLD LEVEL: James Proctor Family, Space Coast Parrothead Club, and Tory “Rocketman” Bruno.
BRONZE LEVEL: Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery.
LOGO BALL SPONSOR: Slug-A-Bug Pest Control. LOGO TOWEL SPONSOR: Eastern Florida State College and Jim Proctor. Other sponsors included: Dixon Golf, GolfCarts Unlimited, Turtle Creek Golf Club, Twisted Birch Sports Bar & Grill, Carroll Distributing, Proctor Consulting, Spectaculoso Creative Design Studios, the DeMuro Family, Space Coast Daily and Office Depot – Viera.
This year’s Exclusive Hole Sponsor was Keystone Aluminum LLC.
HOLE SPONSORS: ABC Supply Co Inc; Boaters Exchange, Bob Walters; Cliff Valentine; Crystal Carriage Concierge; Davies, Houser & Secrest, CPA PA; Eau Gallie Suntree Kiwanis Foundation Inc; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1962; Mike Thomas; Mrs. Mango and Company; Suzanne & Rob Rains; The Armstrong Family; The DeMuro Family; Tony Quarno; and Victory Casino Cruises.
SILENT AUCTION DONORS: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits – Suntree #55, FrogBones Family Shooting Center, Hobson Family, Colorful Distractions by Lil, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and Texas Roadhouse in Viera.
DOOR PRIZE & MONETARY DONORS: US1 Golf Center, Crystal Carriage Concierge, Pineda Inn Bar and Grill, and GolfCarts Unlimited.
During the tournament, Bill Hobson (volunteer photographer) 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. This is always a highlight of the tournament.
Luncheon and award ceremony, silent auction and 50/50 take place in the Twisted Birch Sports Bar and Grill immediately following the tournament.
The 50/50 winner took home over $700! The food and the staff were outstanding as always. Many happy golfers said they look forward to playing in the 7th Annual event to support such a great cause.
The mission of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County, FL, Inc. (GRG) for the past 27 years is to support relative caregivers throughout Brevard County in achieving Safety, Permanency, & Well-Being for their families through education, advocacy and community collaboration.
Their 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.
More information can be found on their website at GRG-Brevard.Org.