Adopt-A-Family Receives $62,000 From Celedinas Insurance

While the world watched the incredible feats taking place in Rio, the locally based Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches celebrated another competition win that raised a significant amount of money for the charity.

The Florida-based Team Celedinas Insurance Group, led by golfers Joe Carron, Damien Barr, Michael Katzenberg and Cachi Garcia Velez, won the national finals competition of the AIG Private Client Group Invitational Golf Tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The grand prize win gave $62,000 to the team’s chosen charity, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches.

The AIG Private Client Group Invitational began in 2012 by bringing together insurance brokers from across the country in regional competitions benefiting local charities. The invitational culminates with a championship round among all regional winners in Pebble Beach. In lieu of an entrance fee, each firm’s team contributes $1,000 to a nonprofit organization and sets aside an additional $1,000 for the invitational champion’s chosen organization. AIG Private Client Group then matches the donations. Following Team Celedinas Insurance Group’s regional win, Adopt-A-Family was thrilled to announce the $8,000 award. However, the team’s overall win in the finals led to a full-scale celebration in honor of Adopt-A-Family’s longtime supporter Joe Carron and the Team Celedinas Insurance Group’s foursome.

“We are thrilled that Joe Carron’s skills on the course helped the team win big as he eagled on the acclaimed 18th hole at Pebble Beach to win the tournament by one stroke,” Adopt-A-Family CEO Matthew Constantine said. “This is a tremendous gift to our agency that will greatly benefit the families we serve.”

For more information on Adopt-A-Family, or to learn how to support its programs, call (561) 253-1361 or visit

ABOVE: Team Celedinas Insurance Group presents a check to Adopt-A-Family children.