B&G Club’s Annual Wellington Golf Classic Rescheduled For January

Committee Member John Hornberger works on his swing. Photo by Tracey Benson

The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington recently announced Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, as the new date for the 39th annual Wellington Golf Classic. Traditionally hosted in November, the event will be held later in the season due to COVID-19 precautions.

The event kicks off with registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by a noon shotgun start with an auction and awards celebration to follow at the Wellington National Golf Club (400 Binks Forest Drive, Wellington). Past participants will notice slight changes to the popular annual event to allow for COVID-19 safeguards. However, the 39th year of this important fundraising event will still provide plenty of excitement with a tournament, cart-side lunch, on-course contests, a live auction and an awards reception.

“This year’s tournament is more important than ever to the club. The need is greater than normal, while the ability to get people together for fundraising has obviously decreased because of COVID-19. The golf tournament is a nice, safe way to both have fun and support the club’s important mission — even if you are a duffer, like me,” Board Member Michael “Mickey” Smith said.

Proceeds from the Wellington Golf Classic support the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington, one of 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. This year, the clubs provide services during regular school hours for distance learning, non-school hours and summer camp opportunities to more than 9,400 boys and girls from ages 6 to 18. In a positive and safe environment, the clubs emphasize educational, vocational, social, recreational, health, leadership and character-building.

Wellington Golf Classic committee members include Todd Barron, Elliot Bonner, Michael Ferraro, John Hornberger, Ray Mooney, Mickey Smith, Max Westerman and Meghan Whitten. The Wellington Golf Classic is supported by Amrit Ocean Resorts & Residences, CAL Risk Management, Dr. Dana Desser, Elliot Bonner, Emily Rae, Ernst & Young, Everglades Farm Equipment, the Desich Family, First Bank of the Palm Beaches, Florida Power & Light, Ford’s Garage, Gehring Insurance, H&J Contracting, Illustrated Properties-Nicolette Goldfarb, Kennesaw Juice Co., Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, Max Westerman, the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County, Pepsi Co., Sassafras Lange, Shutts & Bowen, Team Meals, Templeton & Company and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Sponsorships and foursomes are available. For more information, contact Christine Martin at (561) 683-3287 or cmartin@bgcpbc.org. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, visit www.bgcpbc.org.