Hanley Golf Classic Hits The Links At Old Marsh Golf Club

Committee members for the Hanley Center 2014 Golf Classic met recently at the Old Marsh Golf Club to finalize plans for the upcoming event.

The event will be held Monday, March 31 on the prestigious Palm Beach Gardens course. The day’s events will include an 18-hole tournament, awards ceremony, luncheon and silent auction — all to benefit the Hanley Center’s Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund.

Part of the Caron Treatment Centers Network, the Hanley Center is a nonprofit residential substance abuse treatment center established by the Hanley family as a community resource nearly 30 years ago. The Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund provides scholarship assistance to support people who want help, but need financial assistance.

“About 40 percent of Hanley patients receive some financial assistance, and over the years, hundreds of people have received treatment thanks to this special fund,” said Dr. Rachel Docekal, CEO of the Hanley Center Foundation. “Participation in the golf classic helps to bring hope into our patients’ lives and the lives of their families.”

Led by chairmen Gary Harris, Suzanne Holmes and Maria Marino, along with junior chairman Jason Schweriner, the committee includes Jack Barrett, Dorothy Bradshaw, Lena Braswell, Mike Gauger, Linda and Mike Hanley, Marti LaTour, Tom McNicholas, Val Perez, Chandler Pettit, Dan Thomas, Mike Tommeraas, Patti Travis and Dr. Jean Wihbey.

The day begins with a 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast, and continues with an exciting 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Golfers will be rewarded for their early start with a goody bag packed with a golf shirt, golf balls and other items. Course contests include prizes for closest to the pin, straightest drive and a hole-in-one opportunity to win a new BMW. Golfers will then enjoy a 1 p.m. awards luncheon featuring crystal trophies and gift certificates for the top three winning foursomes.

Sponsors include Braman Motorcars, the Hanley Family Foundation, the Harris Land Company, Hedrick Brothers Construction, PNC Wealth Management, Bloomingdale’s Palm Beach Gardens, Southern Wine & Spirits and Weiner, Lynne & Thompson P.A..

The media sponsor is Palm Beach Illustrated, and the hole in one sponsor is Braman Motorcars.

Participation in the event is $1,000 per golfer, $4,000 per foursome and $500 for juniors (age 40 and under). To RSVP, call the Hanley Center Foundation’s event team at (561) 841-1048 or e-mail events@hanleycenter.org.

ABOVE: Old Marsh General Manager Michael Gibson with Sarah Alsofrom, Maria Marino, Suzanne Holmes, Dr. Rachel Docekal and Gary Harris.