Hanley Foundation Golf Classic Tees Off Monday At Old Marsh

The annual Hanley Center Foundation Golf Classic will return next week to the prestigious Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens.

Taking place Monday, March 30, the day’s events will include an 18-hole tournament, an awards ceremony, a luncheon and a silent auction — all to benefit the Hanley Center Foundation’s Lifesaver Patient Aid Fund.

The Hanley Center Foundation provides scholarships for patients who could not otherwise afford addiction treatment. In addition, the foundation supports substance abuse prevention and education programs for parents, caregivers and school-age children. Proceeds from the 16th annual golf classic benefit scholarships for patients.

“Many people hesitate to get the help that they so desperately need due to financial insecurity,” Hanley Center Foundation CEO Dr. Rachel Docekal said. “Because of our important fundraising efforts, people receive treatment thanks to this special fund. Participation in the golf classic helps to bring hope into patients’ lives and the lives of their families.”

Led by chairmen Gary Harris, Suzanne Holmes and Maria Marino, along with junior chairman Ryan Bridger, the 2015 Golf Classic committee members are Jack Barrett, Turner Benoit, Graham Davidson, Linda and Mike Hanley, Sandra and Ron Kaplan, Michele Poole, Jillian Percella, Rick Reikenis, Jason Schweriner, Hannah Sosa and Karen Vaughn.

The day begins with registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and continues with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Course contests include prizes for closest to the pin, straightest drive and hole-in-one.

Golfers will then enjoy a 1 p.m. awards luncheon, featuring special recognition for the top foursomes. In addition, the luncheon also serves as a networking opportunity for those who did not hit the links, as community leaders are also invited.

Event sponsors include Bloomingdale’s Palm Beach Gardens, Braman Motorcars, FordHarrison LLP, the Hanley Family Foundation, the Harris Land Company, Hedrick Brothers Construction and PNC Wealth Management. Media sponsors are Legends Radio 100.3FM and Palm Beach Illustrated.

Participation in the event is $1,000 per golfer, $4,000 per foursome and $500 for juniors (age 40 and under). For more information, or to RSVP, call (561) 841-1162, e-mail events@hanleycenterfoundation.org or visit www.hanleycenterfoundation.org/golfclassic.

ABOVE: (L-R) Suzanne Holmes, Gary Harris, Maria Marino and junior chairman Ryan Bridger.