It was the perfect day of golf and feel-good energy as Clinics Can Help, a West Palm Beach-based nonprofit helping to enable access to healthcare to all through the donation of medical equipment and supplies, hosted its sixth annual Golf Classic on Friday, April 26 at the Wellington National Golf Club. The event raised more than $57,000.
“What an incredible day,” Chief Executive Officer Owen O’Neill said. “I am blown away by the support for our organization through this tournament. It is even more exciting to see how it has grown and evolved since our first year. One of the most touching moments was having Devon Quigley and his mother join us. He is the reason we are here today.”
Devon, son of golf great Dana Quigley, was the inspiration behind the Clinics Can Help Golf Classic. Quigley came to the organization following a life-changing accident Devon was involved in, and the family was in desperate need of equipment for Devon. Clinics Can Help provided the family with the equipment they required.
Serving as chair of the tournament was CBS 12 News morning anchor Matt Lincoln. He was helped by a great group of committee members, which included Andrea McMillan, Gil Martinez, Pam Swensen, Alan Salomon, Sally Chester, Myk Nelsen, Vic Carlucci and Jon Levy.
In addition to the 18 holes, golfers had a friendly competition to take home prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, a putting contest and a hole-in-one prize supplied by Arrigo Dodge Jeep Chrysler. Taking home the top prize was the winning foursome of Brandon Rippo, Eric West, Johnny Matute and Danny German.
Other notable guests in attendance included Miss South Florida Fair Mariluz Cook, Miss Palm Beach County Jessica Fernandez, Wellington Vice Mayor Michael Napoleone, and Wellington Councilman John McGovern.
Proceeds from the Golf Classic support CCH’s Kinder Project, the organization’s program providing durable medical equipment and supplies, at no cost, to 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.
For more info., call (561) 640-2995 or visit www.clinicscanhelp.org.