Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s Silver Anniversary Golf Classic


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (BGCPBC) recently held its 25th Annual Golf Classic and Auction in North Palm Beach, raising more than $235,000 for the at-risk children served by the Clubs. This longstanding event was chaired once again by former CBS12 Sports Anchor Pat Murphy, creator of the tournament 25 years ago. Since its inception, the Annual Golf Classic has raised over $6 million for the BGCPBC. Joining Murphy in his efforts were CBS12’s Matt Lincoln and Stephanie Watson as co-chairs. Committee members included Todd Barron, Mary Church, Michelle Klein, Reg Miller, Christine Pitts, Tracy Sherman and Mark Travaglini. “I am proud to be involved with such a top notch event,” said Pat Murphy. “We have been fortunate enough to have the continuous support of so many good people in Palm Beach County. Every year we host this event, our supporters enable us to serve children in dire need of the services our Clubs provide their communities. Above all, it is incredibly rewarding to know we’ve had a phenomenal impact in the lives of so many young people throughout these 25 years.” The festivities began Friday, May 16th with more than 220 guests attending the silver anniversary dinner party and auction. During the reception, guests were welcomed by Club members of the Florence DeGeorge Boys & Girls Club in West Palm Beach, and lingered at a patio cocktail reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, drinks and browsed an array of silent auction items including golf foursomes, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and more. The highlight of dinner was a tribute to Pat Murphy for his 25 years of dedicated service to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw was the recipient of the 2014 Great Futures Award. The event continued Saturday morning as 144 golfers took to the links at a private course in North Palm Beach. Players s hit for finishing prizes including handsome wrist watches courtesy of Tourneau, a set of clubs from Palm Beach Golf Center, and gourmet KitchenAid products donated by Whirlpool. Taking tops honors as Gross