Hospice’s ‘Swing With The Stars’ A Success

Golf superstars, sports legends and celebrities joined together in support of Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation’s fourth annual Swing with the Stars Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The event was held Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15 at the PGA National Resort & Spa.

Festivities kicked off Friday evening with a speakeasy, presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in the Grand Ballroom. Golfers and non-golfers enjoyed great cuisine, sipped on signature cocktails at the exclusive Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin Ice Bar, and mingled with sports legends. Guests also bid on both live and silent auctions featuring spectacular vacations, spa treatments, jewelry, golf outings and even a trip to New York City for a behind-the-scene tour of The Today Show.

On Saturday, the field was limited to only 100 golfers, allowing attendees to fully enjoy playing with the champions on the newly renovated Fazio course.

Following the day on the course, golfers unwound during the Leisure Time Coins awards luncheon. Professional golfers in attendance included Jean Bartholomew, Michelle McGann, Bob Murphy and Jackie Gallagher Smith. The winning foursome was Taylor Collins, Bill Cunningham, Oscar Ganem and Adam Tsakonas with Pro Les Wally.

“It was a great weekend! The speakeasy was a big hit, and we had a fantastic day on the links,” Hospice Foundation President Greg Leach said. “I thank all of our attendees and sponsors for their generous support. All proceeds benefit the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and will help to ensure that we can continue to help so many in their time of greatest need.”

The fourth annual Swing with the Stars Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament was made possible by the support of the following sponsors: AMG Marketing Group, Dignity Memorial, ESPN Radio 760 AM, Isador S. Segall Trust, Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, United Healthcare, John Rubino, WPEC-TV CBS 12, and Dan and Valarie Young.

The Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Spectrum Health Inc. and its subsidiaries. The foundation is dedicated to raising funds to support the unfunded patient programs and services offered by Hospice of Palm Beach County which are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

As a not-for-profit organization, the foundation relies on the support of individuals and corporate partners who support its mission.

To contact the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, visit www.hpbcf.org or call (561) 494-6888.


ABOVE: Chris Fratalia, Kayla Ziegler and Josh Cohen of Wellington.