Published On: Tue, Nov 15th, 2016

Winners of Boca Raton Sunrise Rotary Club’s 29th Annual Golf Tournament

By staff report

The Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise held its 29th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Boca Lago Golf and Country Club.


In photo of winners, left to right the men are: Al Laborwit, Jack Gien, Peter Aronstam, Norman Matus

Organizers said the event was a huge success and raised much-needed funds to support children’s needs and education.

“The weather was cloudy, cool and windy. Yet, we had a great turn out with nearly 80 golfers participating in the tournament,” Rotarian N’Quavah R. Velazquez, a spokesperson for the club and founder, CEO and president of Achievement Heights Academy, said in a news release. “We raised approximately $15,000 to support our various children’s and education projects”

Rotarian Norman Matus’ team won overall first place. Rick Taylor also won the $1,000 cash raffle and there were many takers for the silent auction items including Neill Roach who snagged an autographed golf bag by Bubba Watson.

The golfers were challenged to achieve a hole-in-one at holes #2 and #6, which were more than 150 yards from tee to cup. The winners would have earned two super prizes of $10,000 cash courtesy of State Farm Agent/Rotarian, Rod Mabe and a new 2016 Honda Civic, sponsored by Coral Springs Honda. However, there were no winners.

Founded May 31, 1985, the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise sponsors several local projects including the Annual Teacher of the Year Dinner and Awards, the Rotaract Club of Lynn University, which is a leadership club for college students and young professionals, the club’s Dictionaries and Essay Contest and college scholarships.

The club meets for breakfast on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel,

2000 NW 19th St., Boca Raton.

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