Chapter donates $22,000 to charities

The Southwestern Chapter of the North Florida PGA donated $22,000 to five area charities at a luncheon Wednesday at The Oaks Club.

 This brings the total to $230,000 the Chapter has raised in nine years for the charities through its Birdie-of-Thon program.  The charities include Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association, Make A Wish Foundation, Capri Isles Junior Golf Association, The Upside Down Foundation and First Tee.

Chapter president Tim Beckwith said The Oaks club was the leader in money raised for the fifth straight year, followed by Plantation, Laurel Oak, University Park, Sara Bay, The Ritz-Carlton Members Club, Rosedale and Village Green.

Beckwith is the director of golf at The Oaks, which hosts the annual luncheon.



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