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        VOL. 18 NO. 3                                                                               MARCH 2024

      Broken Sound Club Members’                                                  Early Excitement for

      Art Show, Born 25 Years Ago,                                                Pro Football Hall of Fame

      a Renewed Success                                                           PGA Invitational Tournament

         Broken Sound’s annual display of its members’ creative artistic talents—a decades long   By Rebecca Seelig
      tradition interrupted only several times during multi-million dollar architectural makeovers      W he n Wa rre n  Sa pp
      of its expansive clubhouse—went on exhibit again this year February 19th with a “Meet   received the call, he was
      and Greet” cocktail reception mixer held on the 21st for the artists to mingle with their   ecstatic.
      fellow members.                                                                No, not the one where he
         A total of 46 member artists participated in categories that included photography,   learned he would be inducted
      sculptures, portraits, woodturning, oil painting, collages, ceramics, glass blowing, needle   into the Pro Football Hall of
      point, watercolor and more. In addition, the Broken Sound Photography Club produced a   Fame in 2013.
      slideshow of photos that were showcased on a television set in the lobby.      This call came more
         See page 3 for a limited selection of photos from the event.             recently, and it was to let him
                                                                                  know he’ll be invited to play
                                                                                  in next year’s James Hardie
                                                                                  Pro Football Hall of Fame
                                                                                  Invitational,  a  new  unique
                                                                                  PGA Tour Champions event,
                                                                                  at Broken Sound Club’s
                                                                                  Old Course that will feature
                                                                                  the NFL’s greatest players
                                                                                  teeing it up alongside the  Warren Sapp (at right) shown with Brett Quigley. Photo by
                                                                                  50-and-older golf stars.  Rebecca Seelig.
                                                                                     “When they called, ‘I’m
                                                                                  like are you kidding me?’” Sapp said at a recent Media Day at Broken Sound Club.
                                                                                  “We get to play with some of the best golf pros ever and get to enjoy a great course?
                                                                                  Sign me up every day of the week and twice on Sunday.”
                                                                                     Sapp isn’t the only person who shares this excitement for the inaugural James
                                                                                  Hardie Pro Football Hall of Fame Invitational that will be held on Broken Sound’s Old
                                                                                  Course. If a recent trial run was any indication—James Hardie held a corporate outing
                                                                                  February 7th that included a half-dozen pro football Hall of Famers and several stars
                                                                                  on the PGA Tour Champions—next year’s tournament will be a smashing success.
                                                                                     “I’m really looking forward to this tournament,” World Golf Hall of Famer Bernhard
                                                                                  Langer said when the event was announced in late-January. “It’s going to be fabulous.”
                                                                                     As Ken Kosak, Broken Sound Club’s General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                  notes, “The Old Course at Broken Sound Club has a rich history of hosting the PGA
                                                                                  Tour Champions and partnering with our friends at Pro Links and the title sponsor
                                                                                  James Hardie is truly an honor. We each have a shared vision of quality and excellence
                                                                                  and I have no doubt this will be one of the finest events on the tour.”

                                                                                  Early Excitement on page 2
      FAU’s C.A.S.T. Party Celebrates Legacy of Schmidt Family Foundation

         Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters’ recent
      Culture, Arts and Society Today (C.A.S.T.) Party had the largest attendance to date for this
      annual event. This year’s party, held to raise funds for student scholarships, celebrated the
      30th anniversary of the naming of the college by honoring the legacy of Dorothy F. Schmidt
      and the Schmidt Family Foundation.
         In 1993, FAU commemorated the transformational gift made by Charles E. Schmidt and
      the Schmidt Family Foundation in naming the college after his late wife, Dorothy F. Schmidt.
      A gracious patron of the arts, she devoted much of her later life to promoting FAU as a center
      of academic excellence and a cultural resource for the community. The arts and humanities, the
      foundation of all learning, grew and developed at FAU through her dedication and inspiration.

                                                                                  CAST Party Co-chairs and Committee with Headliner/FAU Alumnus Marc Kudisch
                                                                                  (seventh from left)

                                                                                  FAU’s C.A.S.T. Party Celebrates on page 4
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