Celebrities ‘Swing with the Stars’ at Waterfront Properties’ Top-Selling Community

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Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation has a successful fourth-annual golf event at PGA National.

Michelle McGann makes a great shot!

The Fazio Course’s 18 holes used to be The Haig, PGA National’s first set of links, which dates back to 1980. The Haig was created in honor of Walter Hagen, a formidable champion in the PGA Tour.

A star-studded celebrity pro-am golf tournament that attracted golf greats, sports legends and other local leaders helped support Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation, the support arm of the nonprofit program that aids the terminally ill and their families.

The fourth-annual “Swing with the Stars” weekend took place at renowned PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens and featured two days of festivities that were organized around a speakeasy theme. The night prior to the tournament, guests gathered in a lavishly decorated ballroom at the recently renovated resort for exquisite cuisine, signature cocktails, and mixing and mingling. They also bid on both live- and silent-auction items, which included spectacular vacations, lush spa treatments, incredible jewelry, and luxury golf outings and a trip to New York City for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Today show.

The dinner was sponsored by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, a well-regarded and centrally located institution near Harbour Isles.

The next morning, a total of 100 golfers enjoyed a day out on the redesigned Fazio Course with the field of A-listers. The Fazio Course’s 18 holes used to be The Haig, PGA National’s first set of links, which dates back to 1980. The Haig was created in honor of Walter Hagen, a formidable champion in the PGA Tour.

Following play, golfers unwound during the Leisure Time Coins Awards Luncheon. Professional golfers in attendance included Jean Bartholomew, Michelle McGann a Singer Island resident, Bob Murphy and Jackie Gallagher Smith. The winning foursome was Taylor Collins, Bill Cunningham, Oscar Ganem and Adam Tsakonas; they played with pro Les Wally.

“It was a great weekend,” foundation President Greg Leach said. “The speakeasy was a big hit, and we had a fantastic day on the links. I thank all of our attendees and sponsors for their generous support. All proceeds benefit the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation and will help to ensure that we can continue to help so many in their time of greatest need.”

“Swing with the Stars” was made possible by generous sponsors that included AMG Marketing Group, Dignity Memorial, 760-AM, Isador S. Segall Trust, United Healthcare, John Rubino, WPEC-TV, and Dan and Valarie Young.

The staff members and sales agents at Waterfront Properties and Club Communities recognize how much of an asset Hospice of Palm Beach County is to the region. The organization provides a myriad of resources for those dealing with end-of-life issues. The sprawling West Palm Beach facility offers some of the best nurses, counselors and volunteers in the country and is adjacent to St. Mary’s Medical Center.

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