Published On: Fri, Jun 7th, 2019

Eighth Annual Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches’ Better Ball Invitational Golf Tournament Raises Over $150,000

Boca Raton, FL – The rain held off so the golfers could get in 9 holes during Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches’ Eighth Annual Better Ball Invitational Golf Tournament. The sold-out event, which took place on Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Jack Nicklaus designed Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach, supports the organization’s efforts to help families in crisis return to stability.

“We had a big 2018,” shared Matthew Constantine, CEO of Adopt-A-Family. “We broke ground on our new housing project in Lake Worth, we celebrated a number of milestones as an organization, and most-importantly, thanks to so much community support, we were able to work with over 2,000 families. A huge thank you to our committee, the sponsors, the players, and Banyan Cay. Year after year, our dedicated supporters make this tournament a huge success.”

The one-stroke play, better ball tournament raised over $150,000 for the organization who directly helped over 2,721 families by ending or preventing episodes of homelessness.  In the last fiscal year, the agency’s Project Grow afterschool program had a 98% success rate of students promoted to the next grade level – far exceeding the local and national average, and Adopt-A-Family achieved its 12th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a distinction less than 1% of nonprofits rate nationally.

Players John Apgar and Joby Slay were the winning twosome.

Tournament sponsors included: North American Development Group, The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, Frank & Sean Bresnan, Michele & Howard Kessler, and David Lambert. These generous sponsorships not only make the tournament possible, but also build Adopt-A-Family’s operating funds for the agency’s many programs. Proceeds from this tournament support Adopt-A-Family’s ongoing efforts to help families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless return to self-sufficiency. Committee members for this event include: Frank Bresnan, Sean Bresnan, Jeff Preston, Joe Carron, Tom Frankel, Ned Grace, Joe LaRocca Jr, Gary Pohrer, and Matt Constantine.

To learn more about this event, or for more information on Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, please contact Layren Calvo at; 561-253-1361, ext. 1120.

About Adopt-A-Family:

Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing programs, services, and solutions to families in crisis. The organization’s mission is to strengthen families with children in their efforts to achieve stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services. To achieve this mission, the agency provides physical housing units, rental assistance, homeless prevention services, youth educational programming, and supportive services. To learn more about the work that Adopt-A-Family does in Palm Beach County, please visit or contact (561) 253-1361.

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