Riverwood Men’s Club charity golf event raises money for local homeless youth center


The Riverwood Men’s Club conducted its fifth annual charity golf tournament on Monday, Nov. 2, at Palencia Golf Club. The event helped raise more than $20,000 for Port in the Storm Homeless Youth Center in St Augustine.

The Riverwood Men’s Club, The Palencia Club and the 2020 Tournament Committee partnered together to make this year’s event one of the best ever. Despite planning issues related to COVID-19 and some windy on-course conditions, 112 golfers turned out to support the charity.  Their participation, along with generous contributions from The Hayes Family Trust, The Shin Family, Home Team Pest Defense, Ray and Carole Lanzi and other donors helped the club exceed its financial goals during this challenging year.

Port in the Storm is an arm of the St. Francis House helping young adults ages 18-24 who are struggling with significant challenges in their lives. It is an outreach organization that offers a safe place to get off the streets and learn daily life skills, basic needs, job skills, housing assistance and more. With the right support, guidance and compassion, the lives of these young adults can be significantly transformed. The facility currently has 16 beds for young adults needing a place to stay. Go to www.stfrancisshelter.org to learn more.

Over the past five years, the Riverwood Men’s Club charity golf event has raised more than $125,000 for local charities.


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