CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The 13th annual Coral Springs Community Chest Golf Classic raised more than $17,000 that will benefit local non-profit organizations with a service or program serving Coral Springs residents.
“This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and the funds raised go directly back into the community through the non-profit organizations that we fund,” said Alice Zendel Simon, president of the Coral Springs Community Chest Board of Trustees. “We are thankful to our sponsors and the golfers who came out to the Tournament Players Club at Eagle Trace to support all we do for the community.”
Eagle sponsors were Waste Pro and Adcahb.
Prizes were awarded for first and second place, closest to the pin, longest drive and straightest drive. Al Hendrickson Toyota sponsored the hole-in-one car with a Corolla S.
This year the Coral Springs Community Chest funded: 211-Broward, Aging and Disability Resource Center, Alzheimer’s Family Center, ARC Broward, Broward Health, Broward Housing Solutions, Center for Hearing and Communication, Challenger Baseball, Children’s Harbor, Covenant House, Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Family Central, Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Friends of Music, Girl Scouts, Henderson Behavioral Health, Impact Broward, Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund, Light of the World Clinic, Lighthouse of Broward County, Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, Mental Health Association, Prestige Club, Sawgrass Nature Center, Jeffrey R. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, SOS Children’s Village and Women in Distress.
Coral Springs Community Chest was founded in 1988 on the premise that community resources should provide for community needs. There is no paid staff so 98 percent of the money is reinvested back into the community. Coral Springs Community Chest is funded by corporate and private donations, special events and promotions. Coral Springs Community Chest is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization.
In addition to Simon, the board of trustees includes Maureen Berk, Cindy Brief, Jeff Campol, Brenda Clark, Susan Grant, Connie Guice, Pat Mirabello, Cort Neimark, Maria Pierson and Janice Zaitz.
Honorary Trustees are Coral Springs Mayor Vince Boccard, Vice Mayor Larry Vignola and Commissioners Claudette Bruck, Dan Daley and Tom Powers; Coral Springs City Manager Erdal Donmez; Florida House State Representative Jared Moskowitz; Florida State Senator Jeremy Ring; and Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter.