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                                                         Honda Classic Shatters Records from page 1          Several charities received proceeds from the American
       Furry Friends And The Humane Society from page 1                                                    Honda Birdies for Children program, where fans donate for
                                                         Kennerly said. “We couldn’t be more ecstatic about this year’s   the chance to guess the number of birdies in the tournament.
       to save his handler in the line of duty, she reached out to   results which are a tribute to the fans who enjoy our tournament   That program will return in 2019. Information is available at
       give condolences and stated her wish to name the special   each year, our sponsors led by American Honda, the longest   thehondaclassic.com.
       designation, the “CIGO,” to honor the K-9 hero and recognize   standing title sponsor on the PGA TOUR, and of course the     When The Honda Classic moved to PGA National Resort
       his attributes consistent with the gala honoree’s.  players who have embraced our event and participate each year.”  & Spa in 2007, it awarded $505,000 to charity. By 2010, it
         “Initially, it was with a heavy heart and grave sympathy that     The $4.55 million which was awarded included a third-  had eclipsed the $1 million mark ($1,018,000) and it broke
       I reached out to Sheriff Bradshaw and we are so pleased that he   consecutive individual grant of $1 million to the Nicklaus   through the $2 million barrier in 2013 with $2.114 million in
       agreed to allow us to honor Cigo in this way,” said Deshong.   Children’s Health Care Foundation.   contributions. It surpassed the $3 million barrier in 2016 and
       “The award honoree and Cigo, both selfless heroes, share the     The Honda Classic has given close to $40 million to South   now has broken through the $4 million threshold.
       attributes of Courage, Integrity, Genuine, and Outstanding.”   Florida children’s charities since its inception 37 years ago     The growth is a testament to American Honda’s 37 years
         Deshong herself is a dedicated champion for training   including almost $25 million in the 12 years since Children’s   as the longest-standing title sponsor on the PGA TOUR as
       dogs she saves through Furry Friends’ “Shelter-to-Service”   Healthcare Charity Inc. took over the event and moved it to   well as partnerships with PGA National Resort & Spa, PGA of
       program, formed under her leadership. Working with an expert   PGA National Resort & Spa.           America, Palm Beach County, the City of Palm Beach Gardens
       team, these dogs undergo extensive training.        Some of the initiatives evolving from The Honda Classic’s   and the PGA TOUR along with the support from Founders Club
         The not-for-profit, no-kill shelter is experiencing   charity disbursements last year ranged from helping preschool   sponsors Tire Kingdom and United Technologies, and more than
       unprecedented, marked growth – in 30-plus years of its   children involved with Literacy Coalition and Grandma’s Place   200 other community-minded local sponsors. Player, corporate
       mission.                                          enter kindergarten with essential school readiness skills, to   and spectator support has led to increased ticket sales, parking
         “With the unprecedented, marked growth in the numbers   creating opportunities for children fighting cancer to meet other   revenues, concessions and sponsorships.
       of animals we have and continue to shelter, care for and   young cancer warriors which creates a sense of community     The Honda Classic has also benefited the past three years
       place with families, we need the community’s help more   through POST, to supporting a safe place for kids to come   from marquee champions Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Justin
       than ever before,” said Deshong, president of Furry Friends   together free of bullying and stress and share through song as   Thomas, who has risen to World No. 1 since his victory in the
       Adoption, Clinic & Ranch – The Humane Society of   members of Young Singers of the Palm Beaches.    2018 Honda Classic.
       Greater Jupiter/Tequesta.* “With my sincerest gratitude,     The Honda Classic also teamed with young Tommy     Who will win in 2019?
       I invite the public to join us on Feb. 22 for an evening   Morrissey’s UnLIMBited Foundation to provide financial     The countdown has begun to when we will find out.
       of enjoyment to benefit loving animals who need us, and   assistance to children who need
       the seniors, veterans and families sharing the benefits of   limb-correction surgery, has
       bringing them home to forever families.”          helped introduce golf to youth
         At the gala, live musical entertainment by Night Fever:   through the First Tee of the Palm
       Tribute to the Bee Gees will entertain and invite attendees to   Beaches and has helped fund
       dance the night away on the floor. Additionally, heartwarming   the summer program attendance
       surprises are planned to delight. Serving as the evening’s   of kids and the expansion of
       master of ceremonies is Ashleigh Walters, news anchor with   Loggerhead Marinelife Center,
       WPTV – Channel 5.                                 a world-renowned sea turtle
         Throughout the evening, guests will be treated to an array   research, rehabilitation, education
       of dynamic surprises like the chance to mix and mingle with   and conservation center where
       special guests like Riddick Bowe – 1992 Undisputed World   youngsters learn about turtle
       Heavyweight Champion; and, Keith Hernandez – 1982 and   recovery.
       1986 World Series Champion.
         Generous Lead Sponsors kicking off Denim, Diamonds &
       Paws fundraising on behalf of Furry Friends, to date, include:   Spring into action with interactive Science and Tech camps at the South Florida Science Center’s
       The Baum Family Animal Foundation; Philip and Ansley                                Jupiter outpost, STEM Studio!
       DiLeo; Land Rover Palm Beach; Bill and Linda Mennen; Old
       Lighthouse Plaza; Provident Jewelry; Rose Consulting; Mara
       Schainuck; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.;
       Saks Fifth Avenue; and Volo Foundation. Media Sponsors
       supporting the event are: Jupiter Magazine, The PalmBeacher   SPRING
       and WPTV- Channel 5.
          For tickets, to Denim, Diamonds & Paws, event sponsorship
       opportunities, and information, please email: Curry Krasulak   CAMP
       at: ckrasulak@furryfriendsadoption.org, or call (561) 747-
       5311, Ext. 1; or visit: www.FurryFriendsAdoption.org.              2019
         To learn more about Furry Friends, or to make a
       donation, please call, (561) 747-5311 or visit www.
       FurryFriendsAdoption.org.                            Visit STEMStudioJupiter.com or call (561) 832-2026 to register.
       About Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch         STEM Studio is located at 1209 Main St #112, Jupiter, FL 33458
         Since 1985, Furry Friends, The Humane Society of Greater
       Jupiter/Tequesta, not-for-profit and no-kill shelter, has been
       dedicated to rescuing and provided safe, compassionate
       shelter for abused and abandoned animals. The facility is   New Year, New Location!
       experiencing marked growth and is pleased to announce a
       Capital Campaign with a goal to raise $3.1 million to support
       its growing need to expand its programs and capacity to   Bigger office with the same personal touch!
       save more animals. The Furry Friends Clinic – open to the
       public – prides itself at offering quality and affordable expert
       veterinarian healthcare to the public. It never turns an animal
       away due to breed or an owner’s ability to pay.
         The mission of Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch,
       a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is to provide complete
       care for abused and abandoned animals, from rescue to
       medical care, rehabilitation, and placement. As a 501(c)(3)
       organization, it relies on the generous financial support of the
       community to exist.
         Furry Friends is located at 401 Maplewood Drive, Suite
       8, Jupiter, FL, 33458. www.furryfriendsadoption.org *Not
       affiliated with HSUS


                                                                New Address:               RiveRPlace



                                                                          1003 West Indiantown Road • Suite 210

                                                                                       Jupiter, FL 33458 - 6851


                                                                            ESTATE & BUSINESS PLANNING
       Herb Baum, founder of The Baum Family Animal
       Foundation, and Furry Friends Adoption Clinic & Ranch’s                 FAMILY LAW • REAL ESTATE
       Board chairman – pictured with Patricia Deshong,
       president of Furry Friends, Adoption, Clinic & Ranch

       – presents Sheriff’s Foundation Coordinator Steve Moss                     (561) 744 - 4600
       with a $5,000 donation in honor of Cigo, PBSO’s beloved,
       fallen K-9 hero. Photo contributed by Furry Friends.                            www.jupiterlawcenter.com
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