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      Honda Classic Shatters Records from page 1         song as members of Young Singers
                                                         of the Palm Beaches.
        “We continue to raise the bar and challenge the imagination     The Honda Classic also teamed
      on the impact we can make on the Palm Beach County   with young Tommy Morrissey’s
      community,” Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R.   UnLIMBited Foundation to
      Kennerly said. “We couldn’t be more ecstatic about this year’s   provide financial assistance to
      results which are a tribute to the fans who enjoy our tournament   children who need limb-correction
      each year, our sponsors led by American Honda, the longest   surgery, has helped introduce
      standing title sponsor on the PGA TOUR, and of course the   golf to youth through the First
      players who have embraced our event and participate each year.”  Tee of the Palm Beaches and has
        The $4.55 million which was awarded included a third-  helped fund the summer program
      consecutive individual grant of $1 million to the Nicklaus   attendance of kids and the expansion of Loggerhead Marinelife     The growth is a testament to American Honda’s 37 years as
      Children’s Health Care Foundation.                 Center, a world-renowned sea turtle research, rehabilitation,   the longest-standing title sponsor on the PGA TOUR as well
        The Honda Classic has given close to $40 million to South   education and conservation center where youngsters learn   as partnerships with PGA National Resort & Spa, PGA of
      Florida children’s charities since its inception 37 years ago   about turtle recovery.               America, Palm Beach County, the City of Palm Beach Gardens
      including almost $25 million in the 12 years since Children’s     Several charities received proceeds from the American   and the PGA TOUR along with the support from Founders
      Healthcare Charity Inc. took over the event and moved it to   Honda Birdies for Children program, where fans donate for   Club sponsors Tire Kingdom and United Technologies, and
      PGA National Resort & Spa.                         the chance to guess the number of birdies in the tournament.   more than 200 other community-minded local sponsors.
        Some of the initiatives evolving from The Honda Classic’s   That program will return in 2019. Information is available at   Player, corporate and spectator support has led to increased
      charity disbursements last year ranged from helping preschool   thehondaclassic.com.                 ticket sales, parking revenues, concessions and sponsorships.
      children involved with Literacy Coalition and Grandma’s     When The Honda Classic moved to PGA National Resort     The Honda Classic has also benefited the past three years
      Place enter kindergarten with essential school readiness   & Spa in 2007, it awarded $505,000 to charity. By 2010, it   from marquee champions Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and
      skills, to creating opportunities for children fighting cancer   had eclipsed the $1 million mark ($1,018,000) and it broke   Justin Thomas, who has risen to World No. 1 since his victory
      to meet other young cancer warriors which creates a sense of   through the $2 million barrier in 2013 with $2.114 million in   in the 2018 Honda Classic.
      community through POST, to supporting a safe place for kids   contributions. It surpassed the $3 million barrier in 2016 and     Who will win in 2019?
      to come together free of bullying and stress and share through   now has broken through the $4 million threshold.    The countdown has begun to when we will find out.


      Furry Friends And The Humane Society from page 1   dance the night away on the floor. Additionally, heartwarming   donation,  please  call,  (561)  747-5311  or  visit  www.
                                                         surprises are planned to delight. Serving as the evening’s master   FurryFriendsAdoption.org.
      When Patricia Deshong, president of Furry Friends Adoption,   of ceremonies is Ashleigh Walters, news anchor with WPTV –   About Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch
      Clinic & Ranch heard about Cigo, a Palm Beach County   Channel 5.                                      Since 1985, Furry Friends, The Humane Society of Greater
      Sheriff’s Office K-9 Officer who selflessly gave his life in     Throughout the evening, guests will be treated to an array   Jupiter/Tequesta, not-for-profit and no-kill shelter, has been
      December to save his handler in the line of duty, she reached   of dynamic surprises like the chance to mix and mingle with   dedicated to rescuing and provided safe, compassionate shelter
      out to give condolences and stated her wish to name the special   special guests like Riddick Bowe – 1992 Undisputed World   for abused and abandoned animals. The facility is experiencing
      designation, the “CIGO,” to honor the K-9 hero and recognize   Heavyweight Champion; and, Keith Hernandez – 1982 and   marked growth and is pleased to announce a Capital Campaign
      his attributes consistent with the gala honoree’s.  1986 World Series Champion.                      with a goal to raise $3.1 million to support its growing need
        “Initially, it was with a heavy heart and grave sympathy that     Generous Lead Sponsors kicking off Denim, Diamonds &   to expand its programs and capacity to save more animals.
      I reached out to Sheriff Bradshaw and we are so pleased that he   Paws fundraising on behalf of Furry Friends, to date, include:   The Furry Friends Clinic – open to the public – prides itself at
      agreed to allow us to honor Cigo in this way,” said Deshong.   The Baum Family Animal Foundation; Philip and Ansley   offering quality and affordable expert veterinarian healthcare
      “The award honoree and Cigo, both selfless heroes, share the   DiLeo; Land Rover Palm Beach; Bill and Linda Mennen; Old   to the public. It never turns an animal away due to breed or an
      attributes of Courage, Integrity, Genuine, and Outstanding.”   Lighthouse Plaza; Provident Jewelry; Rose Consulting; Mara   owner’s ability to pay.
        Deshong herself is a dedicated champion for training dogs   Schainuck; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.;     The mission of Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch,
      she saves through Furry Friends’ “Shelter-to-Service” program,   Saks Fifth Avenue; and Volo Foundation. Media Sponsors   a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is to provide complete
      formed under her leadership. Working with an expert team, these   supporting the event are: Jupiter Magazine, The PalmBeacher   care for abused and abandoned animals, from rescue to medical
      dogs undergo extensive training.                   and WPTV- Channel 5.                              care, rehabilitation, and placement. As a 501(c)(3) organization,
                                                            For tickets, to Denim, Diamonds & Paws, event sponsorship   it relies on the generous financial support of the community to
                                                         opportunities, and information, please email: Curry Krasulak   exist.
                                                         at: ckrasulak@furryfriendsadoption.org, or call (561) 747-    Furry Friends is located at 401 Maplewood Drive, Suite
                                                         5311, Ext. 1; or visit: www.FurryFriendsAdoption.org.  8, Jupiter, FL, 33458. www.furryfriendsadoption.org *Not
                                                           To learn more about Furry Friends, or to make a   affiliated with HSUS

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                                                              Local Networking Group Seeks New Members


                                                            The local Palm Beach Business Associates (PBBA), a 50-member strong business

      Serving as Denim, White Diamonds & Paws chairwomen on   networking  group that  meets weekly  in  the  Abacoa Golf Club,  is seeking new
      behalf of Furry Friends Adoption Clinic & Ranch – The Humane   additions to their group such as a pool company, physician, dry cleaner, party
      Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta, are: Mara Schainuck, Linda   planner, veterinarian, plumber, pest control service, virtual assistant and others. Each
      Mennen and Ansley DiLeo.
                     Photo credit: Tracey Benson Photography   Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., members meet for a full breakfast and refer each
                                                          other business leads. There are several categories open and you can visit the group for
        The not-for-profit,  no-kill shelter  is experiencing
      unprecedented, marked growth – in 30-plus years of its mission.  a complimentary breakfast by calling Club President Melissa DeStio, (772) 285-2770.
        “With the unprecedented, marked growth in the numbers of   The PBBA web site is http://www.pbbainc.org.
      animals we have and continue to shelter, care for and place with
      families, we need the community’s help more than ever before,”                               i
      said Deshong, president of Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic &
      Ranch – The Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta.*
      “With my sincerest gratitude, I invite the public to join us on                                                    Hike Through History - Feb. 2
      Feb. 22 for an evening of enjoyment to benefit loving animals
      who need us, and the seniors, veterans and families sharing the                                                    Twilight Yoga at the Light -
      benefits of bringing them home to forever families.”                                                               Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
        At the gala, live musical entertainment by Night Fever:                       February Events
      Tribute to the Bee Gees will entertain and invite attendees to                                                     Lighthouse Story Time - Feb. 5
                                                                                                                         Lighthouse Sunset Tour -
                                                                                                                         Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
                                                                                                                         Valentine Blooms & Bubbly Brunch -
                                                                                                                         Feb. 12

                                                                                                                         Family Adventure Days:
                                                                                                                         Keepers & Life Savers - Feb. 16

                                                                                                                         Lighthouse Moonrise Tour - Feb. 19
                                                                                                                         Jupiter History Trolley Tour - Feb. 28
      Herb Baum, founder of The Baum Family Animal Foundation,
      and Furry Friends Adoption Clinic & Ranch’s Board                                                                  Check website for times and to RSVP.
      chairman – pictured with Patricia Deshong, president of                                                            j jupiterlighthouse.org/calendarupiterlighthouse.org/calendar
      Furry Friends, Adoption, Clinic & Ranch – presents Sheriff’s
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      Foundation Coordinator Steve Moss with a $5,000 donation   jupiterlighthouse.org   561-747-8380  upiterlighthouse.org                  Sponsored in part by the Board of
                                                                                                                                             County Commissioners, the Tourist
      in honor of Cigo, PBSO’s beloved, fallen K-9 hero.    500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter                                                Development Council and the Cultural
                                                                                                                                             Council of Palm Beach County.
                        Photo contributed by Furry Friends.
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