Pressel said, “Being able to raise $5.5 million dollars in just nine years is a huge milestone and makes such a difference in the fight against breast cancer in our community."
Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) January 15, 2016
St. Andrews CC reports the 9th Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Golf Tournament hosted by Morgan Pressel, fellow LPGA superstars and the members of St. Andrews Country Club raised a record breaking total of $1 million to further the fight against breast cancer and save lives through early detection and testing. Contributions were made almost entirely through the generosity of St. Andrews CC members. Over the past nine years the St. Andrews CC members and select sponsors of the Morgan Pressel Foundation have raised a grand total of $5.5 million. Pressel is a current LPGA star and is the Resident Touring Professional at St. Andrews CC.
This year the LPGA Tour stars included the largest field yet with Pressel, Number 1 ranked woman professional, Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Sandra Gal, Natalie Gulbis and Lexi Thompson teaming together to make this year the most successful fund-raiser yet during the two-day event presented by the Morgan Pressel Foundation Committee.
The generosity of St. Andrews Country Club members, sponsors and donors raise more funds year over year for the Morgan Pressel Foundation and 2016 was no exception. The foundation supports Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as the Morgan Pressel Center for Cancer Genetics and the Kathryn Krickstein Pressel Mammovan at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The completely digital mammovan travels throughout south Palm Beach County, providing affordable and convenient access to mammography equipment as well as clinical breast exams and breast health education.
Pressel said, “Being able to raise $5.5 million dollars in just nine years is a huge milestone and makes such a difference in the fight against breast cancer in our community. The support of my fellow St. Andrews members, numerous LPGA and PGA stars and event sponsors have made the Morgan & Friends Fight Cancer Tournament more successful each year.” Pressel credits the Morgan Pressel Foundation committee and the St. Andrews CC Professional Staff for creating another outstanding event. “There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude to my fellow St. Andrews members, and for my friends Lydia, Paula, Cristie, Sandra, Brittany, Natalie and Lexi who offered their time and participation to help make this year’s event a record fundraiser. I truly appreciate all of your tremendous efforts in making my vision become reality,” Morgan concluded.
The Three Waiters had the audience on their feet during the Sunday evening festivities which included an exclusive cocktail reception, dinner and silent and live auctions, which raised $230,000 towards the $1 million raised. On Monday, the winning bidders played 9 holes with one of eight LPGA stars and enjoyed a lively golf exhibition/clinic hosted by Pressel & her friends, entertaining more than 200 club members with personal anecdotes about their careers.
Craig D. Martin, CCM, Chief Operating Officer/General Manager at St. Andrews CC recapped, “St. Andrews CC teaming together with Morgan and her foundation continuously raise the bar, especially in the private club industry, by raising $5.5 million to help fight breast cancer in South Florida. Certainly the professionalism and five-star logistics executed by the foundation, LPGA participants and our professional staff is critical to the success each year in this exclusive member-only event.”
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St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, resident-only Platinum Club of America and Distinguished Emerald Club of the World ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Healthiest Club’s is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences and recently completed $17.5 million in renovations. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. 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. The Club features a full service spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with four unique restaurants. A brand new 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. Please visit http://www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.