Clinics Can Help, the West Palm Beach-based nonprofit helping to enable access to healthcare to all through the donation of medical equipment and supplies, is counting the days until the fifth annual Clinics Can Help Golf Classic. The event, set for Friday, April 20 at the Madison Green Country Club in Royal Palm Beach, will be the biggest and best tournament yet for the nonprofit organization.
“We are thrilled to have grown our event over the past few years,” said Owen O’Neill, executive director of Clinics Can Help. “As our organization grows, and we serve even more people, our tournament grows as well. This year, we’ve got fun additions to be announced to the day of tournament activities, and even some surprises for the female participants. I am confident that our golfers and supporters will have an incredible day.”
Continuing to serve in the honorary chair role is golf great Dana Quigley, who became involved with the organization following an accident that left his son disabled. Matt Lincoln of CBS 12 is once again honorary media chair and has been a tremendous asset to the organization. Committee members include Sally Chester, Gil Martinez, Andrea McMillan, Myk Nelson, Owen O’Neill, Alan Salomon and Pam Swensen. Each committee member has a very personal reason for participating and all are equally excited to host an entertaining day on the greens.
Featuring a 1 p.m. shotgun start (registration opens at 11:30 a.m.), the golf classic offers prizes for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Hole in One. Following the game, players and attendees are invited to participate in an expansive and exciting silent auction, delectable bites and an awards ceremony.
Proceeds support CCH’s Kinder Project, the organization’s program supporting families of children with special needs. Many of the children in CCH’s Kinder Project are affected by serious medical conditions and would not be able to afford the supplies and equipment that enables them to lead more independent lives.
“Providing medically necessary equipment to children, and their families, is not something that should be a luxury,” Quigley said. “I learned firsthand the effect that Clinics Can Help has on a family when they are in need, and I am dedicated to helping the organization grow so that people in need can be helped.”
In the last year alone, Clinics Can Help granted more than $821,000 in reusable medical equipment and supplies for those most in need. And with the many donations of materials and funds, CCH was able to impact thousands of lives of area residents. However, there is a constant and increasing need. Addressing that need, CCH continuously expands its offerings. The nonprofit recently celebrated the opening of a new office and warehouse.
Sponsors of the event include: Palm Beach Golf Center; Cemex; Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley; 640 Hurricane; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; 97.9 WRMF; CBS 12; and Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare.
Registration for the event is $175 per golfer; $600 for a foursome. For more information on this event, or Clinics Can Help, call (561) 640-2995 or visit www.clinicscanhelp.org.