Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Golf Tourney Big Success, Makes $14,000 for Non-Profit
By Space Coast Daily // April 22, 2022
'Out Of This World' Golf Tournament held April 16 at Turtle Creek Golf Club
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County held their 2nd Annual “Out Of This World” Golf Tournament on April 16 at Turtle Creek Golf Club in Rockledge.
More than 90 golfers on 24 teams came out for this Space-themed event that raised more than $14,500 for the nonprofit.
The space-themed event began with a speedy registration so the golfers could enjoy a breakfast of coffee, “Rocket Fuel”, and a variety of Danish and donuts.
GolfCarts Unlimited sponsored a “Hole-in-One Challenge” with a brand new golf cart for the prize.
Dixon Golf hosted a few challenges on the course to entertain the golfers. A Silent Auction, distribution of door prizes, and Tournament Awards were held during the luncheon in the Twisted Birch Sports Bar and Grill.
Every golfer received a “Loaded Mug” and a door prize as a thank you for their support.
This springtime fundraising tournament was created last year with “Space Coast” Space enthusiasts in mind. Several foursomes played from United Launch Alliance and STS Aviation Services, US this year, and the nonprofit hopes to attract more space agencies for the 3rd Annual event in April 2023.
Sponsors and Donors for the event were:
■ Platinum level: Marlin and Pattra Bollinger
■ Gold level: Tory “Rocketman” Bruno;
■ Silver level: The Proctor Family.
■ Logo ball sponsor: Slug-A-Bug Pest Control.
■ Logo can koozie sponsor: GolfCarts Unlimited. Other sponsors included: Turtle Creek Golf Club, Twisted Birch Sports Bar & Grill, Dixon Golf, Spectaculoso Creative Studio, Space Coast Daily, and Office Depot – Viera.
■ Exclusive hole sponsor: Keystone Aluminum LLC and Lexus of Melbourne.
■ Hole sponsor: A Mother’s Touch Movers, Bob Walters, Crystal Carriage Concierge, Natasha Walsh & Family, Quarnos Auto Salvage, STS Aviation Services, US, Suzanne and Rob Rains, the Armstrong Family, the Sterling Family, the Valentine Family, Victory Casino Cruises, and Magnolia Studio.
■ Silent auction donors were: FrogBones Family Shooting Center, ABC Fine Wine and Spirits, Crystal Carriage Concierge, Duran Golf Club, Indian River Colony Club, Marta, and Doug Sterling, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Spessard Holland at Melbourne Beach, The Habitat at Valkaria, and The Hobson Family.
■ Door prize and loaded mug donors were: Slug-A-Bug Pest Control, US1 Golf Center, Texas Roadhouse Viera, Turtle Creek Golf Course, United Launch Alliance, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux, Crystal Carriage Concierge and MaryAnn Quick.
“Shout out of Thanks to the three teen volunteers, Cole, Cash, and Vinny, who helped throughout the tournament,” said the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren team.
The mission of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard County for the past 28 years is to support relative caregivers throughout Brevard County in achieving safety, permanency, and wellbeing for their families through education, advocacy and community collaboration.
More information can be found on our website at GRG-Brevard.Org.
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