Golf Management Group Hosts Course-Wide Fundraiser for Woman Seriously Injured in Auto Accident

Celebration Golf ManagementCelebration Golf Management – which manages award-winning golf courses in Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee – will host a Charity Putt-Off on Feb. 26 and 27 with the proceeds going to help with medical expenses for an Arizona teacher who suffered critical injuries in an automobile accident last month (January) in Phoenix.

The event, which will be held at some of CGM’s seven courses, will offer the golfer who gets closest to the pin each day at each course his or her choice of several prizes, according to Celebration Golf Management President Gene Garrote.

“We’re hoping to have a great turnout for this event with $5 for every attempt being donated to a much-needed cause,” Garrote said. “The grand prize for the golfer who makes the putt will receive a full GCM golf makeover, including free golf, new equipment and instruction.”

Golfers coming closest to the pin can choose from tickets to Disney World, SeaWorld, rounds of golf or hotel stays, he said.

The event, which has been dubbed “Rebecca’s Road to Recovery,” will support Rebecca Holzworth – a longtime friend of John Bixler, Celebration Golf Club’s event manager. It will be held at Celebration Golf Club; Legends Golf Club and King’s Ridge Golf Club, Clermont and Stoneybrook West Golf Club, Winter Garden.

Holzworth, a math teacher at Maricopa High School in Maricopa, AZ, sustained multiple broken bones and severe brain trauma in the Jan. 21 accident that has left her in intensive care in a Scottsdale hospital, unable to respond to verbal commands, according to family members. 

The cum laude graduate of Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, was a four-year starter and two-year captain on the women’s volleyball team, and received an All-Ohio student athlete award for excellence in the classroom and on the court.

Bixler said the swelling in Holzworth’s brain is intense and has been the main concern for both the doctors and her family.

“Becca is the kind of person that always has a smile on her face. You can’t help but be in a good mood when you’re around her. Her recovery is going to be a long one and will require the support and prayers of many,” he said.

For more information about the golf benefit, contact Bixler at 407-566-1047 or jbixler@celebrationgolf.com. For details about Holzworth, please visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/rebeccaholzworth.

 

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