Golfers & Croquet Players Have a Ball at Tournament Benefiting The Unicorn Children’s Foundation (January 20, 2012)
Boca Raton, FL – January 20, 2012 – Perfect weather and enthusiastic golfers and croquet players combined to make The Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s 3rd Annual Golf & Games Tournament, held at La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, a hole-in-one. The fun-filled day raised over $88,000 to support programs aimed at education, progressive treatment, and advocacy on behalf of children and young adults affected by neurodiverse disorders, such as ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, Bipolar, Dyslexia, and other Learning Disorders. Participants traveled from as far away as Montreal, Quebec, Washington, DC and the NY metro area to join event chairs Pat & Barry Berkule, Emily Damiano, Yvonne Eldredge, Joanne Gabay, Gwen & Michael Taylor, and Julia Valentine as they honored Suzie Sayfie and Dr. Diane Walder at the conclusion of the tournament. Golfers vied to win a Mercedes-Benz E-Class on the tournament’s Hole-In-One competition that was sponsored by Bill Ussery Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables. They were subsequently entertained by Wayne Player, son of golf legend “The Black Knight” Gary Player, who challenged players on the course with a long drive contest featuring up and coming teen golf star, Christian Capparo. After a long day of competition, guests enjoyed luxury shopping and pampering provided by Saks Fifth Avenue of Bal Harbour. First, second and third place winners from the golf and croquet tournaments received accolades and awards during a festive cocktail and dinner buffet that showcased exciting auction items, such as His and Her watches donated by Bvlgari, trips escorted by Wayne Player to the Masters Tournament and Kentucky Derby, and Gary Player autographed memorabilia. “An often overlooked reality is that young neuro-diverse children grow into neuro-diverse adults who will need jobs, housing, and supportive relationships,” said Unicorn’s Executive Director, Sharon Alexander. “We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, donors and friends whose support will enable us to open a specialized high school in South Florida that will focus on developing an individual’s strengths and interests into competitive advantages as students are prepared for transition to adulthood.” For more information, please call (561) 620-9377 or visitwww.unicornchildrensfoundation.org.