The John Picano Jr. Memorial Scholarship Tournament, the South Florida Fair’s annual golf tournament, took place at the President County Club on Saturday, June 7.
Registration started at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The group of 100 players enjoyed refreshments on the course and a lavish lunch once they returned to the clubhouse. All money raised at the event will go to the fair’s scholarship fund. The fair’s scholarship committee will award at least 12 new scholarships next year at the 2015 South Florida Fair.
The oldest golf tournament in Palm Beach County started in 1982. Two years ago, it was renamed the John Picano Jr. Memorial Scholarship Tournament in honor of late fair employee and friend John Picano Jr., a key part of the tournament.
Since the tournament’s inception, the South Florida Fair has given more than $450,000 to area students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college. This year, Matthew Philmus attended the luncheon and spoke about what receiving the scholarship meant to him.
ABOVE: The International Polo Club/Wanderers Club team of Luis Taboda, Justin Thompson, Jeff Frain and John Wash took first place in the South Florida Fair’s golf tournament.