Alumni Golf, Tennis Event Raises $50,000 for Scholarships

The 26th annual Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni Association Golf and Tennis Tournament held Oct. 5 netted $50,000 for the Association’s Scholarship Fund.

More than 140 golfers and 32 tennis players participated in the event held at PGA National Resort’s Champion course and Health & Racquet Club respectively. The winning foursome, Frank Dowling, Art Johnson, Adam Zeller and Chris Zeller of Burnum-Hahn Exterminators, finished with the low gross score of 54. The winning tennis team consisted of Mark Montgomery and Veena Vasquez.

To date, the tournament has raised an endowment of $1.1 million and provided $400,000 in scholarships for Palm Beach Atlantic students. The Alumni Association recently awarded 35 annual scholarships, which are renewable by undergraduates who remain in good standing at the University.

A helicopter ball drop contributed to the excitement. Palm Beach Helicopter dropped 525 balls, and Lance Courtemanche was the winner. Also, Rick Baxter of Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers scored a hole in one.

Title tournament sponsors include Pepsi Beverages Company, Tire Kingdom, Saxon Business Systems, The Weitz Company, Templeton & Company, P.A., Tommy Hilfiger, Arrigo Dodge  • Chrysler • Jeep, Sun-Sentinel, Preferred Printing and PGA National Resort and Spa.

The 27th annual event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.

The 26th Annual Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni Scholarship Golf Tournament committee consists of co-chairs Tim McDulin with Golf One Software and James W. Johnson, CPA, CFS with Blue Ocean Capital; Beth Charbonneau with Leisure Time Coins; Weston Cotton with Cotton King; Ray Dorsey with IOA Insurance Office of America; Robert Elliott with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office; Chris Gryskiewicz with Templeton & Company, P.A.; James King with Palm Beach Central High School; Mark LaPadura with Saxon Business Systems; Jean Marseille, Jr. with Legacy Realty & Development LLC; Zach McElroy with Bear Lakes Country Club; Jeanne McMann with Next Era; Tyler Newbolt with Palm Beach Atlantic University; Cheri Pavlik with Leo A. Daly; Beth Thomas with Saxon Business Systems; and Jamie Zugelder with Palm Beach Atlantic University.