Boca West Children’s Foundation’s Annual Golf Challenge Raises $645,000

Boca West Children’s Foundation’s Annual Golf Challenge Raises $645,000

Children’s charities throughout Palm Beach County will be granted funds raised from the Boca West Children’s Foundation (BWCF) 12th Annual Golf Challenge.  The daylong event, which included brunch, golf, a cocktail reception and dinner, took place on Monday, March 25 at Boca West Country Club. Nonprofits that had foursomes playing received a portion of $100,000. The event raised a total of $645,000.

More than 30 non-profits that serve local children will benefit from the Golf Challenge. Funds from the golf challenge support participating charities such as Boca Helping Hands to grow its BHH Backpacks Program, which provides weekend meals to food-insecure elementary students; as well as Roots and Wings’ UpLift program which provides free, intensive, small group after school reading focused on grades 1-3 for children attending Palm Beach County Title One public elementary schools who are reading one or two grades below grade level.

Prior to tee off for the golf challenge a duck drop was held. Hundreds of plastic yellow ducks were dropped from a crane for a chance to win $2500.

The Golf Challenge was followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction with exclusive items and experiences. Charities vied for a portion of the $100,000 awarded during the tournament. Each charity received between $3,750 and $10,000 depending on its team’s placement.  Over the past 14 years, The Foundation has granted more than $18 million for projects that serve at-risk youth.

“The golf challenge is our signature annual fundraiser and so many people from the community participate in our shared effort to support local kids,” said Pamela Weinroth, Executive Director of Boca West Children’s Foundation.  “Non-golfers supported the effort and joined in the fun by attending the cocktail reception and dinner.”

 Sponsors included Ronnie and Allen Flicker, The RADCO Companies, Fidelity Investments, Yvonne and Don Ackerman, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Jane and Richard Zenker, Diane and Joel Macher, Phyllis and Howard Boilen, Barbara and Dr. Donald Janower, GL Homes, Allied Private Wealth, AW Property Co., The GEO Group, Moss Construction, Republic National Distributing Company, Nancy and Chuck Rosenblatt, Sensus Healthcare, Fifth Third Bank, Workaway International, Richard Bowman, HomeSafe, Berman Law Group, Greenspoon Marder, LanConnect, CBIZ, Bonaccord Capital Partners, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Mo Wazir, FAU Music Summer Band Camp, E.M. Lynn Foundation – Christine Lynn, Lennar, The Edwin & Carolyne Levy Charitable Foundation, Eddie & Susan Silverman, Action Electric & Air Conditioning, Citi Private Bank, Marvin Rubin, Andrea & Jim Orleans, Pearl Greenfield, Fuller Center, Gary Peters Family Foundation, Faulk Center for Counseling, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, NCCI, Barbara & David Hoffman, Franne & Buddy Dickman, Construction Risk Partners, PBSO, Rotary Club of Boca Raton, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Phil Procacci, Ellen & Kenny Schwebel, DSM Capital Partners, JM Lexus, Boys and Girls Club of PBC, and Spirit of Giving.

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About Boca West Children’s Foundation

The Boca West Foundation was launched in 2010 and came about as a desire by the thousands of volunteers from the Boca West Country Club to give back to children in Palm Beach County. The Foundation’s mission is to identify and fund projects to assist children and their families in need in the area.   Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $18 million for specific programs for more than 30 charities.

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