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VOL. 23 NO. 6                                                                                     JUNE 2021

      Big Brothers, Big Sisters                                                    Harbour Ridge Member

      Of Palm Beach And Martin                                                     Defeats Odds With Two

      Counties Recognized                                                          Holes In One In One Round

      Volunteers And Supporters                                                    What Are Those Odds? 67 Million To 1 To Be Exact

                                                                                     The average American golfer makes a hole in one once every 12,000 rounds. On
                                                                                   Saturday, May 8, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club member Patsy Harris defeated
        Amid trophies, plaques, videos, treats and fanfare, friends, supporters and volunteers   those odds by a long shot.
      gathered for the 2021 awards luncheon on April 28 to cheer the bonds between “bigs” and     Patsy, a member at Harbour Ridge since 2014, decided to start her day off with a
      “littles” that steadfastly represents the nonprofit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Palm Beach   final 18-hole round of golf for the 2021 season. Little did she know it would end in 67
      and Martin Counties – now in its 35th year!                                  million to one odds! She teed off the River Ridge No. 10 at 8:16 a.m. and just under an
        The event, taking place and generously sponsored by Bonefish Grille in Stuart, set the   hour later, using a five hybrid from 105 yards, she made her second-ever hole in one on
      stage for smiles, laughter, hugs, and recognition for the 2021 and 2020 Big and Little of the   hole No. 14. Once Patsy got to the seventh hole at 11:35 a.m., she thought it best to use
      Year honorees, Volunteers of the Year, and the distinguished Raising a Child and Raising   her six hybrid from 102 yards. She swings, she … sinks it! Incredibly, she successfully
      Children awards.                                                             sunk her second (and third ever) hole in one; same round, same course, same day!
        “Our volunteers and supporters remained steadfast in their commitment to our youth     Patsy, who calls herself a “bogey” golfer with a handicap of 19, said, “I am always just
      before and during the pandemic,” said Yvette Flores Acevedo, CEO Big Brothers, Big Sisters   happy to clear the hazards and get the ball on the green; none of our par-3s are easy! My
      of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. “Their generosity empowers youth to graduate with a   golf group, ‘The Queen of the Greens,’ was so excited after the first hole in one – high
      plan for their future and a mentor for their lifetime.”                      fiving and taking photos. After the second, I was in shock!” Members of her foursome
                                                                                   that day included Jill Kelly, Barbara Alesi, and Elaine McCusker.

      Elysha Miskanic, Mikealo Moncayo, Luisa Espinoza, Pete Magazino, Alan Armstrong,
      Chloe Taylor and Howard McNett
                                                                                   Harbour Ridge Member Defeats Odds on page 3
       Big Brothers, Big Sisters on page 4
      Two Nonprofits Partner For Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

      By Jackie Holfelder
        It was rockin’ at Rockin’ H Ranch in
      Palm City on May 1, when the Caring
      Children  Clothing  Children  (4Cs)  and
      Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation
      (ERAF)  partnered  to  present  the Third
      Annual Derby Day Benefit.
        The fundraiser was sold out, with people
      enjoying both indoor and outdoor event
      venues, bar service – including the signature
      derby day cocktail mint julep – provided
      by Bonner Mobile Bar and delicious hors  Kathyrn Schmidt with one of the ERAF horses
      d’oeuvres provided by Ellie’s Downtown Deli  at the Third Annual Derby Day fundraiser
      and Catering, located in downtown Stuart.
        A Derby Hat contest, Derby Race competition, silent auction and visit from ERAF horses
      were among the festivities.                                                 Karen Goodberlet, Elaine Hines, Angel Robertson, Carolyne Austin, Denise LeClair-Robbins,
        Sponsors included Advanced Technology Integrators, A3 Kleaning, Champion Property   Concetta Schiattarella and Joanna Greene Newman enjoy the Third Annual Derby Day fundraiser.
      Management, South State Bank, Eberst Law Firm, P.A., Rehmann, Tenzyk Family, Missigman
      Family and Denise LeClair-Robbins.                                            Monies raised will be shared by both nonprofits to support the programs and services
                                                                                  they offer.
                                                                                    The mission of Caring Children Clothing Children is to provide top quality, gently
                                                                                  used clothing and a helping hand towards literacy to underserved children of Martin
                                                                                  County at no cost. To learn more, visit
                                                                                    Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation is devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation,
                                                                                  retraining and adoption of abused, slaughter-bound, abandoned and neglected horses.
                                                                                  To learn more, visit
                                                                                                           Photos provided by Caring Children Clothing Children

                                                                                  Kentucky Derby Fundraiser on page 5
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