- May 6, 2022
Beachplace residents pulled out their golf clubs and playing cards on March 6 to collect food and raise donations for All Faiths Food Bank.
About 70 players and guests gathered for a kickoff dinner on Sunday evening before the games began first-thing Monday. Forty players hit the links, while a dozen more stayed behind in the clubhouse to play canasta, bridge and mahjong for $100 a table.
"The two events raised more than $3,000," Chair Nancy Bronska said. "For the last four years, we've made it a charity event instead of just a social event."
The golf tournament is in its 18th year and is played at Longboat Key Club. This is the first year cards were added.
“Our husbands or partners are out playing golf, so they decided to add something for the women,” Carolyn Greenberg said.
While both men and women play in the tournament, not everyone plays golf. Greenberg is a regular card player, so she was happy to chip in for a good cause.
Once the games concluded, both sets of players met in the clubhouse over box lunches from Publix and enjoyed an awards ceremony. Awards go to the top three golf teams and the men and women who get closest to the pin and have the straightest drives.
The next tournament is already scheduled for March 4, 2024.