I am very proud of the manner in which our community supports the fight against breast cancer, said Steve Irwin, President of the Board of Governors of St. Andrews Country Club.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) January 11, 2018
The 11th Annual Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament hosted by Morgan Pressel, fellow LPGA icons and the members of St. Andrews Country Club raised $1,010,622 increasing the eleven year total to $7,510,622. The funds are raised entirely through the generosity of St. Andrews CC members and various sponsors of the Morgan Pressel Foundation and are used to further the fight against breast cancer and save lives through early detection and testing. This year’s funds will also be used towards upgrades to the Morgan Pressel Foundation MammoVan, which is the only MammoVan left in all of South Florida. Pressel is a current LPGA star and Resident Touring Professional at St. Andrews Country Club.
This year the LPGA Tour stars included Pressel, So Yeon Ryu, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr, Brooke Henderson, Lexi Thompson and Gerina Piller, teaming together to make this year another successful fund-raiser during the two-day event presented by the Morgan Pressel Foundation committee.
Each year the Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament enjoys significant growth from St. Andrews Country Club member participation, sponsors and donations and this year was no exception. The Morgan Pressel Foundation supports Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Kathryn Krickstein Pressel MammoVan, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the newly launched Morgan Pressel Center for Cancer Genetics facility at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
“As we conclude our 11th year, I am amazed by how far we have come,” said Pressel. “This year’s event was another huge success and I want to especially thank the generous members of St. Andrews Country Club, the Morgan Pressel Foundation committee, my personal sponsors, my extremely talented, fellow LPGA friends So Yeon, Paula, Brittany, Cristie, Brooke, Lexi and Gerina. I also want to thank the staff of St. Andrews Country Club, who never fail to conduct a superior event in every aspect. Because of all of them, we were able to bring the total amount raised to fight this disease to over $7.5 million in our 11 year history, and I thank you all so much.”
“This year’s event exceeded expectations once again due to the extraordinary consistent generosity of our membership, and the unfailing dedication of Morgan and the organizing committee. In my 11 years of involvement in this fantastic event I have seen a consistent increase in participation by our membership, especially of our new members, who have become fully engaged in the cause and effort. I am very proud of the manner in which our community supports the fight against breast cancer,” said Steve Irwin, President of the Board of Governors of St. Andrews Country Club.
The tournament was played on both the Arnold Palmer Signature Design Course® and the Fazio II Course. The Fazio II Course was part of a $25 million Club Improvement Plan completed last year. St. Andrews Country Club is currently in Phase II of the three Phase plan and is building an 11,000 sq. ft. free standing Spa building expected to be completed spring of 2018. The Fitness & Tennis Center will also be undergoing renovations this summer with completion scheduled by end of year.
Craig D. Martin, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager at St. Andrews Country Club said, “We are proud of Morgan, her foundation and all of the St. Andrews Country Club members for putting together another first-class golf tournament and fund raising effort. I’ve been honored to watch this event grow into the success it is today. The professionalism and five-star logistics executed by the Morgan Pressel Foundation and our professional staff continues to impress me and all those who participate in this exclusive member-only event.”
About St. Andrews Country Club
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, resident-only Distinguished Club of the World and ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Healthiest Club’s is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences and is currently undergoing $25 million in renovations. Phase III of the Club Improvement Plan includes a complete renovation of the Fitness/Tennis building beginning in spring 2018. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design® and the brand new Fazio II designed by Tommy Fazio II. The club offers a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. Other features include a full service spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with five dining venues. A pristine Recreation & Aquatic Center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. St. Andrews, along with Aaron Krickstein, Director of Tennis, host a variety of exhibition matches with ATP Tour such as Jimmy Connors, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl and Jimmy Arias. Please visit http://www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.