Keller Williams Wellington Raises More Than $51K For Veteran Nonprofits

Keller Williams Wellington Golf Tournament Committee members (L-R) Jussara Menchise, Michael Menchise, Donna Forgione, Kathy Langley, Sean Griner, Michelle Griner, Dora Cherico, Johnny Cherico, Travis Johnson, Jenn Johnson, David Carruthers, Adrienne Carruthers, Heather Suarez and Jeanelle Knecht with Mike Durkee of the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund (front left with check) and Lynelle Zelnar of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach (front right with check).

The KW Veterans Golf Tournament Committee, along with the office of Keller Williams Wellington, recently presented Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund each with a check in the amount of $25,687.89.

The golf tournament was held on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Wellington National Golf Club, while the check presentation was held Friday, Oct. 1 at Hopportunities in Delray Beach.

The Keller Williams Wellington team wanted to thank military members and veterans by holding a charity golf tournament to raise much-needed funds for both nonprofits.

Keller Williams Wellington sold out shortly after publicizing the event, and 120 players participated. Gold Sponsor was Elder & Estate Planning Attorneys PA; Tee Blaster Sponsors were Movement Mortgage, USA Mortgage and CrossCountry Mortgage; Sponsor of the World War II C-47 was Synergy Homes; Silver Sponsors were Waypointe East, Wedgworth Farms, Fox Rothschild LLP, Retreat Behavioral Health and Florida Crystals; Longest Drive Sponsor was Humana; Closest to the Pin Sponsor was Gilbert Chevrolet; Putting Contest Sponsor was Home Sweet Home FL; and Hole in One Sponsor was Everglades Farm Equipment, along with many more sponsors from the community.

Emcee, U.S. Navy veteran and WPTV News Anchor Mike Trim kicked off the event, followed by a flyover from a World War II C-47, while the national anthem was sung by Penny Reilly.

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach has helped more than 450,000 of military members all over the world by sending monthly “We Care” packages to troops serving overseas. For more information, visit or call (561) 369-2933.

The Wounded Veterans Relief Fund exists to provide emergency financial support to qualified disabled veterans living in Florida. For more information, visit or call (561) 855-4207.

Keller Williams Wellington Host Committee Member and CEO Michael Menchise was thrilled with the success of the event.

“Pay it forward. These simple three words are very important to the Keller Williams Wellington family of agents,” he said. “My entire team is passionate about giving back and making our community a better place, and there is no better component to our community than our veterans. Not only was this golf event a fun time for all involved, it raised awareness and much-needed funds for a great cause.”

The Keller Williams Wellington office is located at 1400 Corporate Center Way, Second Floor, in Wellington.