Annual Literacy Links Golf Tournament Raises More Than $40,000

Richard Leland of Wellington swings at Literacy Links. Photo by Tracey Benson Photography

A full field of golfers teed up for the seventh annual Literacy Links Golf Tournament on April 14 to support the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. The popular benefit raised more than $40,000 for adult and children’s literacy programs.

The tournament took place at the Palm Beach Par 3. Afterward, players were treated to lunch, awards and a silent auction at Al Fresco Restaurant at the clubhouse.

“Thanks to everyone who sponsored and played to help raise significant funds to provide links to literacy for so many children and adults in our community,” Literacy Coalition CEO Kristin Calder said. “Golfers were able to experience a picturesque course on a beautiful day all the while knowing their support will help us reach more children and youth to help them improve their reading skills.”

Sponsors included anonymous donors, Brenda Medore and Leanne Adair, Publix Super Markets Charities, the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Ed Morse Automotive Group and Northern Trust. Special thanks to event chair Nancy Vera and committee members Caleb Bowser, John Campo and Travis Foels.

A recipient of the coveted 4-star Charity Navigator rating for 13 consecutive years, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County works to improve the quality of life in the community by promoting and achieving literacy. Learn more at