‘100 Holes of Golf Marathon’ Coming to Frenchman’s Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Participants will tee off all day long during the fundraiser at one of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities’ golf neighborhoods.

Frenchman's Reserve will welcome disciplined golfers to its '100 Holes of Golf Marathon' fundraiser May 21, 2013.

Waterfront Properties and Club Communities applauds Frenchman’s Reserve for sponsoring the “100 Holes of Golf Marathon” and the Seminole Region of the Florida Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America for matching the donations,

The George Snow Scholarship Fund and Special Olympics Palm Beach County are two of the beneficiaries of the 2013 installment of the “100 Holes of Golf Marathon,” set for May 21 at Frenchman’s Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens.

The “100 Holes of Golf Marathon,” a fundraiser organized by the Seminole Region of the Florida Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, is a challenging fundraiser that puts its participants in the position of playing as many holes of golf as they can in one day. The sometimes-crazy contest gets a little competitive, with golfers using every trick in the book to sink their putts, all in the name of charity. Last year, Vinny Alessi, Brian Lee and Brock Plemel, of The Loxahatchee Club, played 155 holes of golf. Alessi scored a hole-in-one on the 95th pin.

Donors support the participants by either pledging a set amount of money per hole or by pledging a lump sum. Not only will 100 percent of donor pledges go toward the selected charity, the Seminole Region of the Florida Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America will match the amount, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, said Chairman Jay DiPietro, who’s also the general manager of Boca West Country Club.

Waterfront Properties and Club Communities applauds Frenchman’s Reserve for sponsoring the “100 Holes of Golf Marathon” and the Seminole Region of the Florida Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America for matching the donations.

Representing the George Snow Scholarship Fund is Gary Collins, general manager of Frenchman’s Reserve, a centrally located community of luxurious Palm Beach Gardens homes for sale. Every hole Collins completes brings in proceeds for the organization that provides educational grants to students in the Boca Raton area. The George Snow Scholarship Fund also provides services to its scholars to help them through their four-year commitments.

Representing Special Olympics Palm Beach County is Sports Director Ryan Gilbert.
“Ryan will play as many holes as he can between 88 and 110 holes over the course of the one-day marathon, while gathering pledges for each hole he completes,” County Coordinator Rich Fleming said.

Special Olympics Palm Beach County will use the funds to provide year-round athletics training, regional competition and health- and esteem-building support for those with developmental disabilities.

Three other charities will benefit from the “100 Holes of Golf Marathon” this year: SOS Children’s Villages, Toys for Tots and Unicorn Village Academy. SOS Children’s Villages cares for foster children in an idyllic residential setting in Coconut Creek in Broward County. Toys for Tots, administered by the U.S. Marine Corps, collects and distributes toys for children in lower-income homes so they and their families can have a prosperous Christmas / holiday season. Unicorn Village Academy is a high school in Boca Raton for children with special needs, including those who have autism, attention-deficit disorder and neurological issues.

For additional information about the “100 Holes of Golf Marathon,” call Collins at 561-261-3553.

For additional information about Frenchman’s Reserve, call Waterfront Properties and Club Communities, call 561-746-7272.

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