Pristine greens and pine trees at The Dye Preserve served as the backdrop for Hanley Foundation’s 18th Annual Golf Classic. On Monday, March 20, more than 70 golfers swung their clubs to raise funds for substance use disorder treatment and prevention programs.
Leadership for the benefit included Chairs Gary Harris and Suzanne Holmes; Junior Chairs Justin Claud and Greg Etimos; Golf Venue Chair Jack Barrett; Media Chair Barbara Shafer; and Donna and Bob Goldfarb served as Chairs for the unique “Luncheon with the Suits,” which invited business leaders and community partners to join the awards ceremony, luncheon and auction portion of the day.
“Last year nearly 22 million people nationwide age 12 or older needed treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, while just over two million received treatment in a specialty facility,” said Turner Benoit, Director of Special Projects and Community Engagement. “Because of your participation in today’s tournament, we can ensure that more people in Florida receive access to quality care. We are grateful for Gary and Suzanne’s leadership along with the support of our wonderful co-chairs, committee members and sponsors. Thanks to their help, we are able to bring hope to those struggling with addiction, and to their families.”
Winners of the Hanley Foundation Golf Classic were:
- First Place – Matt Barnes, Steve Politziner, Rob Bowie and Teddy Morse
- Men’s Longest Drive – Greg Etimos
- Women’s Longest Drive – Jayne Abramson
Sponsors for the event were Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP, Dee-Dee and Cameron Harris, Flagg Family Foundation, Hanley Family Foundation, Vicky and Sam Hunt, Integrity Billing, LA Fitness – City Place, Origins Behavioral HealthCare, Provident Jewelry, TD Bank N.A., Seasons 52, Eleanor F. Sullivan, Quest Contracting Services, Rabbit Coffee Roasting Company, The Harris Land Company and the media partners were ESPN Radio and Florida Weekly.
In the early 1980s, Mary Jane and Jack Hanley retired to Palm Beach County to discover the absence of any facilities dedicated to quality substance abuse treatment. Through the couple’s visionary leadership, the Hanley Center and Hanley Center Foundation were established. Now known simply as Hanley Foundation, the charitable 501 (c)3 organization has plans to relocate this summer to the Center for Philanthropy building in downtown West Palm Beach as it continues to provide programming and grant support for statewide substance use disorder advocacy, prevention, education, and access to quality treatment. The Foundation’s prevention programming is available free of charge to schools, churches, and community groups.
For more information about Hanley Foundation and its special events and programming details, please call Candy Sykes at 561-841-1212, email Candy@hanleyfoundation.org or visit www.hanleyfoundation.org.