Golfers Have a Ball at Tournament Benefiting The Unicorn Children’s Foundation (April 13, 2009)
Boca Raton, FL – April 13, 2009 – Perfect weather and enthusiastic golfers combined to make The Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s recent Inaugural Golf Tournament, held at The Falls Country Club in Lake Worth, a hole-in-one. Funds raised from the tournament will support the expansion of a Mobile Screening Clinic that will provide developmental screening and guidance to young children and their families in Palm Beach County. Golfers, some who had journeyed from as far away as Montreal, Quebec, Washington, DC and the NY metro area, included sponsors, friends and donors. Local junior golfer, Danny Kayne, and TV and movie character actor, Tim Culbertson joined in the fun with Culbertson entertaining his foursome with humorous and interesting stories. All vied to win one of the tournament’s Hole-In-One competitions that included a one-year lease on a 2009 Corvette courtesy of Millenium International Leasing, golf carts from Sunshine Golf Car, and a set of golf clubs and travel bag courtesy of Palm Beach Golf Center. First, second and third place foursomes received accolades and awards during a festive cocktail buffet that showcased golf-themed centerpieces donated by Xquisite Events. In addition, guests enjoyed exciting silent and live auctions featuring dining, travel and golf-related items. Tournament chairs Bobby and Elisabeth Dalfen, Ron and Michelle Yellin, Jack Stievelman and Doris Taxin thanked sponsors that included The Victor and Emily Damiano Charitable Trust, Mike and Valeria Rosenbloom, The Isador S. Segal Trust and the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies for making the event possible. “The Victor and Emily Damiano Charitable Trust was so pleased to be a major sponsor of The Unicorn’s first annual golf tournament, as we have long supported the work of The Unicorn Children’s Foundation.” said trustee Yvonne Eldredge. “It was an extremely well-planned event, very enjoyable and pleasing to all participants. “We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, donors and friends who help us to unlock the potential of our very special children through early identification, education, and awareness of evidence-based intervention,” said the Unicorn executive director, Sharon Alexander. “Early detection is the key to young children leading successful, productive lives.” At the event’s conclusion, the golfers received a personalized golf bag and towel in appreciation of their participation. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation promotes and supports education, awareness and research initiatives globally on behalf of individuals with developmental, communication and learning challenges including, but not limited to, attention deficit disorder, Aspergers, autism, bipolar and dyslexia. Established in 1995, and headquartered in South Florida and Montreal, the Foundation fosters coordination between parents, professionals and policy makers to ensure that those children affected receive the resources necessary to help them reach their full potential through adulthood. For more information, please call (561) 620-9377 or visit www.unicornchildrensfoundation.org.