15th Annual COA Championship Golf and Gala set for Aug. 26 and 27


The annual Council on Aging (COA) Championship Golf and Gala will celebrate its 15th year with a golf tournament, dancing, an auction, dinner and more at its event Aug. 26 and 27.

The gala will be held at 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, and the golf tournament will tee off at the Slammer and Squire Course at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 27.

“This has been such a fantastic journey,” COA Executive Director Becky Yanni said. “We have felt the love and support of our community for 15 years and look forward to hosting the Championship Golf and Gala for years to come.”

At the gala, The Chef’s Garden will cater an all-you-can-eat buffet with choices for different tastes. After dinner, the Frank Saffi Band will play high-energy music for dancing. Throughout the evening, guests are encouraged to bid on hundreds of silent and live auction items, including art, gift cards, tickets to theme parks and events, sports packages, gift baskets and more. Later in the evening, guests can enjoy a Matanzas sunset on the dock with a cold beer or wine.

The following day will be the Golf Tournament at Slammer and Squire. There will be both breakfast and lunch served, and awards will be given to the winning teams.

The Championship Golf and Gala is the biggest and most important fundraiser for Council on Aging. It raises funds for numerous programs and services, like Meals on Wheels, four senior centers, transportation, Adult Day Care, Coastal Home Care, Prescription Assistance and more. 

COA needs participants, donations for the auction and sponsors. Donations being sought include new items or experiences, such as cruises, family vacations, collectibles, artwork, antiques, etc. Also, special talents and/or services can be donated. Donors and sponsors will be named in the COA Championship Gala program. For more information or to donate, contact Cindy Walker at (904) 209-3687 or cjwalker@stjohnscoa.com.