37th Annual Citrus Golf Tournament Raises funds for United Way

On June 17th, the United Way of Indian River County hosted their 37th Annual Citrus Golf Tournament on the fairways at Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club. Twenty teams of four came out to raise money for the programs and services supported by United Way. Although rain cut the tournament a little short, the funds raised will go a long way to create positive, lasting change in our community. 

The event, co-chaired by Martin Bierely, The Beach Shop, and Rusty Banack, Countryside Citrus, gathered approximately 80 community members, business leaders, volunteers, and supporters. 

“When you get so many community people out on a beautiful course for a great cause, you’re bound to have a good time,” said Rusty Banack.

The event’s continued success is many thanks to its generous supporters. With Gold Sponsors Bernard Egan Foundation, Rehmann, The Hill Group, and Gould Cooksey Fennell. Silver Sponsor Northern Trust, and Golf Ball Sponsor Perfect Stix. And Lulich and Attorneys, P.A., Plant Food Systems, Inc., and Orchid Island Brewery served as Beverage Sponsors.

“This year’s event was a phenomenal success,” said Sydney Mihailoff, Relationship Development Manager. “Indian River County really takes care of their own and steps up to support the place we all call home.” 

Thirty-seven years ago, this tournament was a way for citrus and agricultural businesses to get involved with United Way. This year included a diverse group of businesses and individuals from throughout the community. 

The tournament began with a breakfast and ended with a lunch reception and awards ceremony at the Grand Harbor Clubhouse. Top prizes included gift cards to El Sid’s, Michael’s on 7th, Garage Pizza and the Grand Harbor Pro Shop. There was a 50/50 raffle and a chance to win a Mystery Cooler filled with local craft beer and other goodies. 

To learn more about the 38th Annual Citrus Golf Tournament contact Sydney Mihailoff at (772) 567-8900, ext. 117 or [email protected]

To make a contribution to United Way of Indian River County, visit UnitedWayIRC.org/donate.

About United Way of Indian River County

United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today, while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a strong foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information about your local United Way, please call (772) 567-8900 or visit our website, UnitedWayIRC.org

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