During the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Academy sponsors were paired with a PGA or LPGA Pro on the prestigious South Course. Following play a lunch in the Snake Pit Club overlooking the 17th green of the Copperhead featured a lively auction hosted by News Channel 8’s Jenn Holloway where a trip to Park City, Utah and the Abaco Club, Bahamas, plus other fun items were up for bid.
Chairman of the Foundation’s Board, Tom James presented Co-Chair Mark Carron with a plaque honoring his ten years of dedication to leading this event. Over the past decade it has netted over $1 ½ million dollars for Foundation educational programs from generous sponsors. It is leaders like Mark who make our special events possible.
Co-Chairs Vin Campagnoli and Mark Carron happily announced the event raised a net amount of $174,000 that will fund 35 Academy students for the school year. This includes support services such as The First Tee Life Skills Experience that teaches the 9 Core Values & 9 Healthy Habits through golf, plus the gardening and student shadow time that all play key roles in driving academic success. These services enhance their classroom learning and social skills while preparing them to graduate high school.
Thank you to Presenting Sponsor Raymond James and Co-Title Sponsors Ohio National Financial Services and RSM!