GOLF CHALLENGE RAISES OVER $75,000 FOR HOMELESS
ORLANDO, Fla. - (April 22, 2013) – Twenty-nine golfers dedicated a day of marathon putting and driving skills to support the Doug Spencer 17th Annual Golf Challenge on Friday, April 19, 2013, raising over $75,000 to benefit Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. The event took place at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee. Golfers challenged each other for the most holes played in five hours and the most money collected for the Coalition. They raised a minimum of $1,500 each, with their donors pledging either a flat amount or on a per-hole basis.
Again this year, top fundraiser was event namesake and chair, Doug Spencer, President of Spencer Consulting Services and Coalition for the Homeless Board member, who single-handedly raised $12,390 for his 102-hole afternoon. Mike Schiappa of Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) was next, raising $8,210 for the cause. Other major fundraisers included Neil Peroga, also of HGV; Brian Wilson, partner at Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier and Sos law firm; and Tony King of Zerion Group. Kevin Aust, of AECOM topped the charts as to number of holes played at 168 holes!
Coalition for the Homeless is grateful to Golf Challenge corporate sponsor Hilton Grand Vacations; event sponsor Zerion Group; event and lunch sponsor, Spencer Consulting Services; dinner sponsor Stephens-Barrios; beverage cart sponsor Tews Company; as well as the golfers, supporters, prize donors and hole sponsors for their commitment to supporting the programs and services that provide homeless men, women and families with children in Central Florida the tools to return to self-sufficiency. (Thomson Environmental manned their hole all day!)
About Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida:
Coalition for the Homeless is the largest provider of homeless services in Central Florida and the largest residential facility for children. On a given night, the Coalition provides services to nearly 200 children. Their average age is eight years old. 65% of our resources come from individuals, businesses, faith-based groups, special events such as the Golf Challenge, and other private sector sources.