Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House’s Golf Tournament Fundraiser
The first ever Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House Golf Tournament Fundraiser was a tremendous success that will help thousands of families who struggle with hunger enjoy a traditional holiday meal this year. All proceeds were donated to Treasure Coast Food Bank where they’ll be used to help provide more than 5,700 Treasure Coast families with all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal.
Twenty teams braved a soggy afternoon to play in the sold-out tournament held on Oct. 26 at The Shores of North River Club in Stuart. The day ended with an awards ceremony, raffles and banquet at The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House’s beautiful waterfront venue.
The fundraiser was embraced by people and businesses in the community, notably, Ken Duke & Friends Celebrity Pro-Am. PGA Golf Professional and philanthropist Ken Duke created the non-profit to support local and national organizations.
“This was a fantastic event at two beautiful venues, and we’re so grateful to The Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House and its management team, Dustin Spadavecchia and Brian Kelly, for making us a part of it,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “Hunger is a constant for some people in our community, and it’s especially heartwarming to have support like this for improving the lives of those who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.”
The winning team of the tournament was the ‘Edward Jones Investment Dream Team.’ Teammates Ted Tavolario, Randy McCroby, Ray Davies, and Steve Elliot shot a 12 under par in the best ball scramble. McCroby also won the prize for the longest drive of the day.
The award for ‘closest to the pin’ went to Sevan Hashas. And Gabriel Ghazel impressed the crowds with the biggest shot of the day on Hole #12. He shot a hole-in-one on the the par 3, 127-yard hole.
Players and friends who attended the awards banquet had numerous chances for raffle prizes, including restaurant gift cards, event tickets, and more golf outings, thanks to the generosity of many donors. Each player also took home a well-stocked swag bucket.