It was a beautiful day filled with excitement and compassion while supporting a great cause at the 2022 Lefty Classic Charity Golf Tournament at the Wanderers Club in Wellington on Saturday, April 23.
Family, friends and sponsors came together to celebrate the life of Steve Silverstein, who passed away from lung cancer in 2018, and to raise awareness and funds for the Kids Cancer Foundation.
A full field of 96 participants gathered to compete in the fourth round of the Lefty Classic. Food and drinks were provided throughout the day as a friendly, yet competitive round of golf took place for a good cause. As the fundraising amount is being finalized, organizers anticipate that they will exceed last year’s $75,000.
“I feel very proud to see the event grow, and with that, we continue to surpass our fundraising goals from each prior year,” said Dan Silverstein, son of Steve Silverstein.
Founded in 2019 by Dan and Taryn Silverstein, the Lefty Classic has continued to grow in popularity and impact by raising funds to support the Kids Cancer Foundation’s mission of providing hope and support to local children and families battling childhood cancer and/or blood disorders.
“The goal for future years is simple: raise as much money as we can for the Kids Cancer Foundation while having a great time with our dear friends and family,” Silverstein said.
The event was supported by the Dobbs Family, Ellen and Steve Shapiro, Sue and Wally Roberts, the Dymkowski Family, Brian and Jamie Olson, Ronnie and Susan Pertnoy, Stephanie and Omar Idilby, and the Rist Family, as well as corporate sponsors including Haircuts Ltd.; Spearhead Capital Advisors; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Disorders of South Florida; Sound Connections of South Florida; Stream Capital Partners; Whole Health Psychological Center; Beebe Armstrong; Gastroenterology Associates of South Florida; Maria Raspanti with Keller Williams Luxury International; Gil Martinez State Farm; Star Liquors; and Frankly Organic Vodka.
The tournament was followed by a silent auction and award ceremony where the winning team was announced. Team Swick, consisting of players Robbie Swick, Adam Dolbow, Kevin Steakin and Conor Martling, took top honors at the event.
“I am once again blown away by the love and energy that Dan puts into this event in memory of his late father. Steve would’ve been so proud of Dan and so happy to know how many families are supported in his honor,” Taryn Silverstein said.
For additional information on the event, or ways you can get involved in future events, visit www.leftyclassic.com.