Proceeds matched dollar-for-dollar by the Salah Foundation
On Friday, September 14, Broward Partnership for the Homeless (BPHI) hosted the 4th Annual Golfathon and raised more than $66,000 to support critically-needed shelter and supportive services for homeless families with children in Broward County. Proceeds from the event were matched through a challenge grant from the Salah Foundation, bringing the total amount raised to more than $126,000 to assist homeless families in need.
Golfers with a philanthropic spirit were challenged to play 36 holes and raise a minimum of $2,000 in pledges from business associates, friends and family members for each hole played during the fun-filled day of competition, which took place at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. The event featured two rounds of golf, continental breakfast, luncheon and awards ceremony, followed by a celebratory cocktail reception for golfers and supporters at the Clubhouse.
The 2012 Clubhouse Leader Award for the golfer who raised the most in pledges went to Dodie Keith-Lazowick, and Elliot Borkson, Esq. received the Most Valuable Player Award for his pivotal role in recruiting and motivating golfers and supporters. George Minnich won the “Longest Drive” Competition, and Brian Gordon won “Closest to the Pin.”
Chaired by BPHI board member Kevin Pickard, the 4th Annual Golfathon was made possible through the support of presenting sponsor The Leo Goodwin Foundation and additional support provided by AutoNation, Inc., PURE Insurance, Baker Merine Family Foundation, Cheney Brothers, Inc., David Warren Photography, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and The Parrot Lounge.
Proceeds from the Golfathon will support BPHI’s Family Services Program, which provides homeless families with emergency shelter, food and a variety of services designed to strengthen and stabilize the entire family, including individual, couples and family therapy; family enrichment activities; peer-led support groups; and training to develop parenting skills and coping techniques. The Family Services Program is also integrated with BPHI’s comprehensive array of on-site services, including primary medical and dental care, behavioral health and workforce development training, that help the homeless achieve self-sufficiency and begin to rebuild their lives.
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Opened February 1, 1999
Built with the investment of private dollars from leaders in our community
Serves over 200 men, women, and families every day
Has served over 18,300 homeless individuals since opening
Provides nationally recognized, solution based, programs to help stop the cycle of homelessness