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      The Honda Classic from page 1                        “That’s fantastic,” Jack Nicklaus said. “The money will     “This year might be our greatest accomplishment from
                                                         go to improving and saving the lives of many children.   a charity perspective,” Kennerly said. “We are very proud
      including almost $40 million in the 15 years since   Honda is not only the longest-running title sponsor on   of what we have been able to achieve and couldn’t be
      Children’s Healthcare Charity Inc. became the host   the PGA TOUR, they have been a great friend to our   more thankful to those who helped us make it happen.
      organization and moved the event to PGA National Resort   foundation. We are all greatly appreciative of everything   The work of Honda Classic Cares is equally important
      and Spa.                                           that The Honda Classic does, year after year.”    to us as the tournament itself because of the lives we are
        The $5.1 million was just $250,000 below the record     “The Honda Classic moving to Palm Beach County   able to touch.”
      distribution of $5.35 million of 2020 and equaled the   was the catalyst for Jack and me to start the Nicklaus     Honda Classic Cares Week will culminate June 10 with
      distribution in 2019. The support of the local community   Children’s Health Care Foundation,” Barbara Nicklaus   the tournament’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy at
      and sponsors combined with rigorous cost management   said. “We are so proud of the relationship that has only   the Pelican Club. That’s where a drawing will take place
      by the tournament team made it happen.             grown with time. The more than $1 million donated in   for a new Honda HRV-Sport that will go to the winner
        “The Honda Classic is a community event and the   each of the last six years has impacted a lot of families   of the Birdies for Children program, a vehicle for local
      local fans and businesses along with our longstanding   through the foundation and will continue to do so.”  charities to team up with The Honda Classic. Fans donate
      sponsors stepped up this year to show their support of     Portions of the $5.1 million raised this year will   each year through their charity for the chance to guess the
      our tournament,” Honda Classic Executive Director   also be distributed to organizations specializing in   number of birdies in the tournament. A 5 percent matching
      Kenneth R. Kennerly said. “Together we stared down   child  health  services,  youth  programs,  food  security,   contribution is applied to every donation courtesy of
      the challenges we faced and came real close to achieving   conservation, the arts and mentoring. Organizations that   a partnership with LOCALiQ. Sixty-six entrants each
      another record for a 15th consecutive year. We look   are being supported through grants from Honda Classic   correctly guessed the total of 1,345 birdies recorded at
      forward to setting new records for the benefit of the   Cares include Glades area charities, ARC of Palm Beach   the 2021 Honda Classic. The field was pared via drawing
      community in 2022 and continuing to produce one of the   County, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County,   to 18 individuals who will participate in the final drawing
      premier events in tournament golf.”                First Tee of Florida Golf Coast, and Inner City Youth   to determine the winner of a new Honda vehicle.
        The 2021 charity distribution includes a grant of $1.2   Golf.                                        “While the tournament strives to provide Palm Beach
      million to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation,     The 2021 Honda Classic was reimagined to promote   County with a premier professional sporting event, our
      the sixth-consecutive year the foundation has received more   safety last March from socially-distanced spectator   ultimate goal is to positively impact the youth in our
      than $1 million from Honda Classic Cares. The foundation,   venues to touchless food and beverage locations.   community,” Kennerly said. “We see that goal realized
      the primary beneficiary of The Honda Classic, has now   Attendance was capped at 10,000 per day, roughly 20   during Honda Classic Cares Week.”
      surpassed the $10 million mark in distributions from the   percent of the normal capacity.             More information about The Honda Classic and Honda
      tournament. A large portion of the money has gone toward     But many sponsors remained loyal or offered   Classic Cares can be found at
      a partnership created between Nicklaus Children’s Hospital   donations in lieu of their sponsorship. Stakeholders led     The 2022 Honda Classic will move three weeks earlier
      and Jupiter Medical Center to bring world-class care to   by title sponsor American Honda and Founders Club   in the PGA TOUR calendar to Feb. 21 to 27 and once
      children and families in Palm Beach County. Nicklaus   partner  Tire Kingdom along with Florida Power &   again kick off the TOUR’s Florida swing.
      Children’s doctors and nurses care for children in the   Light, Constellation Brands, LOCALiQ, Lilly Pulitzer,
      inpatient unit, the pediatric emergency unit and a Level II   Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Goslings Rum helped the
      Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.                      tournament build its charitable distribution.

      Executive Women Of The Palm Beaches Foundation
      from page 1

      Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and many women
      entering or returning to the workforce will benefit from
      this unique collaboration,” said Mary Hart, Dress for
      Success Palm Beach CEO.
        The signature fundraising event for Executive Women
      of the Palm Beaches, WILA raised $65,000 to provide
      scholarships, grants, and leadership programs for
      deserving women and girls in Palm Beach County.
        “Only through the generosity of our sponsors, members
      and guests were we able to reach our goal and continue
      our mission of empowering women to succeed and lead,”
      said Trudy Crowetz, EWPBF president.
        Since 1983,  the event  has raised over $850,000 to   EWPBF Executive Director Holly Finch; President Trudy Crowetz;   EWPBF President Trudy Crowetz; Dress for Success
      support young women in Palm Beach County pursuing   WILA Nonprofit Honoree Dr. Renee Layman; and EWPBF Member   Palm Beach Executive Director Mary Hart; WILA
      dreams of a college education and to support girls and   Jessica Cecere                                   Chair Kae Jonsons
      women in need in the community through community
      impact grants.                                     Sponsors Hubbard South Florida and The Palm Beach   BOLAY; Friends of WILA: Dorothy Bradshaw, Virginia
        Sponsors for this year’s event were: Community   Post; Patrons Wilmington Trust – M & T Charitable   Spencer, Jupiter Medical Center and Palm Beach Atlantic
      Leader FPL; Philanthropist Frances Fisher; Media   Foundation and HBKS Wealth Advisors; Lunch Sponsor   University; Student Table Sponsors: Trudy Crowetz, FAU
                                                                                                           Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, GreenbergTraurig,
                                                                                                           and Morgan Stanley; Champion Sponsors: Natalie M.
                                                                                                           Alvarez-Key Private Bank, Eunice Baros Law, LLC, Minx
                                                                                                           Boren, Dari Bowman, Amy Brand, Jessica Cecere, Jessica
                                                                                                           Clasby, Jo-Ann Clynch, Lena D’Amico, Rebecca Doane,
                                                                                                           Sailynn Doyle, Joyce Elden, Angie Francalancia, Michele
                                                                                                           Gurto, Mary Hart, Cecilia Hudnet, Lisa Huertas, Kae
                                                                                                           Jonsons, Cosy Joseph, Julie Kime, Marti LaTour, Trish
                                                                                                           Lowry, Denise Mariani, Monica Manolas, Penny Murphy,
                                                                                                           Katie Newitt, Charlotte Pelton, Cheryll R. Plotkin, Judie
                                                                                                           B. Rappaport, Marcella Scherer, Yolanda Sheppard, Carol
                                                                                                           Vahey, Denise Valz, Gil Walsh and Jessica Wood.
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