Celebrity Bartending Event To Feature Pro Golfers from South Florida

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Three top names in the PGA Tour will pour drinks in one of Waterfront Properties and Club Communities’ key developments.

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The Celebrity Bartending Event & Toy Drive will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature Mark Calcavecchia, Jesper Parnevik and Lance Ten Broeck.

PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens has put out the welcome mat for a trio of good-hearted golfers who have agreed to mix cocktails for the masses during a charity event.

The PGA Tour professionals will step behind the resort’s iconic iBAR on Nov. 19 to raise money for Little Smiles, a Palm Beach County nonprofit that brings toys, games and other treats to sick children in area hospitals and hospices.

The Celebrity Bartending Event & Toy Drive will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature Mark Calcavecchia, Jesper Parnevik and Lance Ten Broeck.

Calcavecchia is an active and winning Champions Tour golfer who lives on Loxahatchee River property in Tequesta. He finished the season ranked No. 9 in the Charles Schwab Cup, and his best finish this year was at the Montreal Championship, where he matched the record at Quebec’s Richelieu Valley Vercheres Course. The PGA Tour Wives Association is his charity of choice. Formed in 1988, the PGA Tour Wives Association directs the proceeds from tournament fundraisers to exceptional charities that support needy children and families.

Parnevik, of Sweden, has a home in Indian Hills, also in Tequesta, and frequently is seen practicing at The Medalist in Hobe Sound and The Bear’s Club in Jupiter. He has finished No. 1 on the PGA Tour five times and is ranked in 69th place on the money list. A philanthropist, he supports the Sven Tumba Education Fund, a Sweden-based organization that promotes reading, writing and arithmetic using sports as a catalyst.

Ten Broeck is a Singer Island resident who finished the season ranked 48th in the Charles Schwab Cup.

The cost to witness the three pros pour is $10, and guests are asked to bring a toy for the children Little Smiles serves. Other items the charity donates to the cause include DVDs, CDs board and electronic games, and computers. In addition, Little Smiles organizes VIP outings to concerts, sporting events and theme parks.

The Celebrity Bartending Event & Toy Drive will be a fun-filled event offering gift bags, a silent auction, raffles, prizes, vendors in the iBAR lobby, special giveaways and drink specials.

Sharing the stage with the pro golfers is Kaisa Stevens, the personal assistant to golf legend and North Palm Beach resident Jack Nicklaus.

The Celebrity Bartending Event & Toy Drive is sponsored by Corporate Ambassadors, a business-networking group that regularly meets after hours throughout Palm Beach County. Corporate Ambassadors is recruiting volunteers to help with registration at the event and will allow them to display their business cards and other collateral material at the registration table. For information, call 561-309-2900.

Corporate Ambassadors members also are encouraged to donate to the silent auction of raffle in order to promote their businesses.

PGA National is on PGA Boulevard west of Interstate 95 and the entrance to Florida’s Turnpike. Valet parking will be complimentary during the event, but the tip jars for the men and women behind the bar will be plentiful. All of the cash donations will go to Little Smiles.

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