Rooney’s Golf Foundation Makes Donations To Six Local Nonprofits

Theresa Hume, Beverly Kelly, Mary Rooney, Christina Mull (Place of Hope), Kerry Friedman (Forever Greyhound Adoptions), Sherri Carter, Alexis Barbish-Sommer, Susan Demes (St. Ann Catholic School), Wendy Tuma (St. Ann Catholic School), Bill Dunn, Pat Rooney Jr., Mary Lou Arnold (Forever Greyhound Adoptions), Duane Meeks (Potentia Academy), Laura Stevenson (Catholic Charities) and Kyle Henderson (Autism Project of Palm Beach County).

The Rooney’s Golf Foundation recently distributed $59,000 to six local charities as a result of their fall fundraising events.

Local Rooney family businesses, the Palm Beach Kennel Club and Rooney’s Beer Company, coordinated the 16th annual Rooney’s Golf Tournament and fourth annual Overcomer Luncheon with a committee of volunteers.

The 16th annual Rooney’s Golf Tournament was held Monday, Oct. 30 at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter. This year’s fall golf tournament raised $42,000 for Forever Greyhound Adoptions, Place of Hope, Potentia Academy and St. Anne’s Catholic School. The 17th annual Rooney’s Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter.

The fourth annual Overcomer Luncheon was held on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the National Croquet Center.

This year’s luncheon raised a record $17,000 for the Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach and Potentia Academy. Anthony Ianni was the featured speaker focusing on an anti-bullying initiative.

“Our goal every year is to help raise funds for amazing local charities and have some fun along the way. This year we exceeded in both. We are so excited that were able to distribute $59,000 to six wonderful local organizations. A big thank you to all of our participants, sponsors and volunteers who make these events so successful. Looking forward to another incredible year in 2018,” said Alexis Barbish-Sommer, executive director of the Rooney’s Golf Foundation.

The Rooney’s Golf Foundation has donated $787,427 to local Palm Beach County charities since 2001. These funds are raised through golf tournaments, 5K run/walks, poker tournaments and luncheon events. The Rooney’s Golf Foundation Poker Tournament will be held Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Rooney’s 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, March 31 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Finally, the Rooney’s Golf Foundation Spring Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, May 3 at the Abacoa Golf Club.