The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington will hold its 39th annual Wellington Golf Classic on Friday, Jan. 29. Traditionally hosted in November, the event was postponed due to COVID-19.
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 provided 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. Sponsorships and foursomes are available.