Wellington National Golf Club To Host Special Olympics Tournament

The Wellington National Golf Club will serve as the host venue for a Special Olympics tournament and fundraiser in Wellington community. Be sure to keep your calendars clear on Monday, Dec. 4 in order to participate in the inaugural Special Olympics Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Wellington National Golf Club, which will benefit Special Olympics Florida-Palm Beach County.

The day will not only feature an 18-hole men’s and women’s professional and amateur tournament, but breakfast, a lavish buffet lunch and cocktail reception will be served to players and their families and guests. Breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., followed by a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start to the tournament. Tournament teams will be comprised of four amateurs and a professional. Players can sign up as a foursome or, if lacking the number of people to create a full team, as a threesome, twosome or single to be joined with others to constitute a full foursome.

Nearly 1,700 athletes are served by Special Olympics Florida in Palm Beach County, and more than 400 volunteers from the community already donate their time to the program. Special Olympics Florida is a charitable organization with a mission to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.

Wellington National Golf Club invites the community to consider participating, attending or sponsoring the Dec. 4 philanthropic event to help local children and their families. Donations will help to continue the work that Special Olympics Florida has been providing for the community.

For more information, contact Julie Pickens at (561) 718-9656 or julie@wellingtonnationalgolf.com.

To learn more about Special Olympics Florida-Palm Beach County, visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org/palm-beach.