The Palm Beach State College Foundation wants golfers to fire up their game and help drive the STEAM initiative at its annual golf classic to be held Friday, May 3 at the Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens.
The tournament, the foundation’s premier fundraising event, will help meet the growing need for local, skilled professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).
“Palm Beach State College serves as a great role model to partner with private business to help achieve student success and provide career opportunities,” Bob Resciniti, president of the Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation, said. “This tournament provides another chance for the community to get involved and make a difference.”
The event will take place on the club’s Sunset Course and will be a best-ball format, featuring contests during tournament play, including two hole-in-one competitions, with a chance to win a new car. Prizes also will be awarded for the longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorship opportunities, including a golf foursome, begin at $2,000. Individual golfers can play in the tournament for a $375 contribution.
The Sunset Course, designed by golf legends Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course, part of an award-winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf.
The tournament’s shotgun start is at 1 p.m., and the awards reception begins at 6 p.m. or immediately after play.
At the close of tournament play, a “copter drop” contest will feature numbered golf balls purchased for $10 each dropped above the 18th green from a helicopter. The person whose ball lands in or closest to the hole will win a Dell Latitude 10 tablet and docking station.
A raffle also will be held as part of the fundraising efforts. Tickets for the raffle are $20 each, three for $50, seven for $100 and are available online at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s web site at www.palmbeachstate.edu/foundation. The raffle is open to the community, and participants need not be present at the event to win.
The presenting sponsor of the Golf Classic is the Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation. Major sponsors include 97.9 WRMF, Balfour Beatty Construction, Honda Classic Golf Exchange Radio, McDonald’s North County, The Palm Beach Post and the Pepsi Beverage Company.
Proceeds from the Golf Classic will benefit the foundation’s STEAM initiative. Through the initiative, the foundation seeks to fund 1,000 new student scholarships, build 100 new business partnerships within these industries, develop 50 academic program enhancements, provide 50 new internship opportunities and open doors for women and minorities in the STEAM professions.
For more information on the Palm Beach State College Foundation Golf Classic, and to register for the Golf Classic or order raffle tickets, call (561) 868-3569 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/foundation.