The recent MBF Champions for Child Safety Pro Am Golf Tournament, presented by Lennar at the Palencia Club, raised more than $178,000.
The annual tournament benefitting the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. offered corporate teams and individuals the opportunity to golf for a good cause with professional golfers. An additional 25 professionals participated in the tournament, which was held in early October. They were paired with amateur teams at the PGA Tour and the Kearney Companies Pairings Party the night before the tournament. This year's event also included a $1 million shootout, six hole-in-one contests and a pre-event putting contest.
“We appreciate the support of our sponsors, participants and honorary chairs, and we are thrilled so many could join us to celebrate our 20th year of keeping children safe,” said MBF Executive Director Lynn Layton. “With this support, children have access to MBF Prevention Education Programs, a series of comprehensive, research-based prevention programs educating and empowering students to prevent, recognize and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, all types of child abuse and other digital dangers.”
Since the golf tournament began in 1997, it has raised more than $3 million for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.
Presented by Lennar, sponsors of this year’s tournament included AT&T; Kent and Christie Stermon Foundation; The PGA TOUR; The Kearney Companies; and Michael J. Ward and Jennifer Glock, among others. For more information about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., visit www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org or call (904) 642-0210.