Rooney’s Golf Tourney Raises $40,000 For Local Charities

The 11th annual Rooney’s Golf Foundation Charity Tournament was recently held at PGA National Resort to benefit four local charities.

A total of $40,000 was distributed to the following charities: the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Florida Atlantic University Honors College, Pathways to Independence and Potentia Academy.

Local Rooney family businesses the Palm Beach Kennel Club, Rooney’s Pub and Rooney’s All-In coordinated the tournament with a committee of volunteers. This year’s honorary chair was Tommy Hutton, former Major League Baseball player and color analyst for the Miami Marlins.

“We enjoyed a beautiful day at the PGA National Resort and want to thank our generous sponsors, hardworking committee and volunteers, and the many participants and contributors,” Rooney’s Golf Foundation Tournament Director Alexis Barbish said. “Without them, the tournament would not be possible.”

The tournament was played on the Champion, Palmer and Squire courses at PGA National Resort, and 260 golfers participated. The event featured Dr. Dunn’s Instructional class, delicious lunch and a deluxe buffet dinner and awards ceremony at the resort. Funds were also raised through the tournament raffle featuring vacation getaways, a flatscreen HD TV, golf outings, dinners, sports and concert tickets and much more.

Rooney’s Golf Foundation has donated $363,000 to local Palm Beach County charities since 2001.

For more information on Rooney’s Golf Foundation events, call (561) 683-2222, ext. 141 (Jessica Davis) or ext. 146 (Alexis Barbish), or visit the foundation’s web site at


ABOVE: (Front row, L-R) Theresa Hume, Sue Buechele, Karen Bradley and Janice Meeks; (back row) Bert Premuroso, John Buechele, Alexis Barbish, State Rep. Pat Rooney (R-District 85), Bill Dunn, Duane Meeks and Dick Busto.