Waterfront Properties Congratulates Champions of Charity from Admiral’s Cove, Willoughby Golf Club

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The co-host of Celebrities Fore Kids’ annual golf tournament lives in Jupiter, Fla., and the nonprofit organization’s co-founder lives in neighboring Stuart.

Celebrities Fore Kids co-founder Marlene Filer, with golf tournament co-hosts Tico Torres and Larry Laoretti. Photo by Bob Dobens.

The homeowner in one of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities' neighborhoods has put her heart and soul into Celebrities Fore Kids and has improve the quality of life for those on the Treasure Coast dealing with cancer.

Celebrities Fore Kids has announced a donation of $100,000 from the Stuart, Fla.-based charity’s co-founder, Marlene Filer. Filer helped create Celebrities Fore Kids in 1997, and made the generous gift to fund the nonprofit organization’s operational costs.

“I wanted supporters of Celebrities Fore Kids to know that 100 percent of their donation was going to the children and the families who need their support the most,” said Filer, a resident of Willoughby Golf Club. “My donation will allow Celebrities Fore Kids to tell future donors that all their money will directly impact a child and their families.”

The homeowner in one of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities' neighborhoods has put her heart and soul into Celebrities Fore Kids and has improve the quality of life for those on the Treasure Coast dealing with cancer.

Prior to starting Celebrities Fore Kids in 1997, Filer observed firsthand the challenges faced by families of cancer patients, as her husband was battling the disease. In the 16 years Celebrities Fore Kids has been incorporated, an approximate $1.75 million has been generated to provide financial assistance to families who have children with cancer and adults with cancer who are supporting children. The financial assistance manifests itself in the form of gasoline cards for area service stations, checks for utility bills and mortgage payments, and meals at local eating establishments.

Celebrities Fore Kids also collaborates with social workers from the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Memorial Medical Center, a prime hospital on waterfront property in Stuart, and the Pediatric Oncology Support Team in West Palm Beach, to help families affected by cancer.

Celebrities Fore Kids’ signature fundraiser is its annual golf tournament, which most recently was co-hosted by Admiral’s Cove resident Tico Torres and Cobblestone resident Larry Laoretti. The 12th-annual Celebrities Fore Kids Golf Classic brought in more than $150,000.

The 13th-annual golf tournament is set for Dec. 2, 2013, and it once again be co-hosted by the celebrity duo. A pre-tournament cocktail party will take place Dec. 1. Participating foursomes will have the opportunity to play alongside celebrity golfers who, in the past, have included NHL Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr, PGA Senior Tour golfers Dana Quigley, of West Palm Beach, and Larry Ziegler, and LPGA Tour professionals Michelle McGann, who lives in one of the beautiful homes on Singer Island, and Jackie Gallagher-Smith.

For information about Celebrities Fore Kids, call 772-781-7943.

For information about Waterfront Properties, call 561-746-7272.

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