B&G Club’s Wellington Golf Classic Renamed In Honor Of Neil S. Hirsch

Late Boys & Girls Club supporter Neil Hirsch with club members.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s Wellington Golf Classic returns with a new name in honor of the late Neil S. Hirsch. The annual tournament, now known as the Neil S. Hirsch Wellington Golf Classic, will take place at the Wellington National Golf Club on Friday, Nov. 5. The tournament will kick off with registration at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

“Every year, the club’s golf tournament seems to be more important than the previous. However, this year’s tournament has the added distinction of being played in honor of the club’s namesake, who recently passed away,” Advisory Board Member Elliot T. Bonner Jr. said.

Hirsch passed away in June and is remembered by the community as a highly involved supporter of the Wellington club. In 2012, Hirsch made the leading gift to construct a new club building in Wellington. The generous donation made it possible for the club to more than triple in size in an area of increasing need.

“Our Wellington children will always have a safe place to go every day after school and in the summer breaks because of what he helped to build. We promise to honor Neil’s legacy for generations to come by continuing his work to help our deserving Wellington children and families that truly need us most,” Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County President & CEO Jaene Miranda said.

The renamed golf classic will feature many of the same features as in past years, making the event popular with golfers and club supporters. Guests will enjoy a tournament, on-course lunch provided by Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille, on-course contests, a live auction and an awards reception.

Committee members include Bonner, Johnny Meier, Max Westerman, Ray Mooney and John Hornberger. The Neil S. Hirsch Wellington Golf Classic is supported by Elliot T. Bonner Jr., Florida Power & Light, Howard Fabien, Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille, John Chandler of Chandler Construction, Nicolette Goldfarb of Illustrated Properties, Johnny Meier of My Community Pharmacy, Mickey Smith of Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, Max Westerman, Raymond James Financial Services/Connor Financial Group and Sassafras Lange.

Proceeds from the event support the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington, one of 17 clubs in Palm Beach County. In particular this year, the funds will help support club members overcome a growing achievement gap due to the pandemic and distance learning challenges. The clubs are strategically located throughout the county to provide services to more than 10,000 boys and girls from ages 6 to 18.

Corporate sponsorships are still available. For more information, contact Elena Corsano at (646) 209-6965 or ecorsano@bgcpbc.org. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, visit www.bgcpbc.org.