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North Florida's 24th Annual Golf Classic Raises $60,000

North Florida's 24th Annual Golf Classic Recap

​Florida residents recently brought out their golf clubs and gathered into teams of four in hopes of earning the top score among the competition at Boys Town North Florida's Annual Winter Classic Golf Tournament.

This year's tournament marked the event's 24th year since it first began. To live up to the previous year's lavish venues, this year's Christmas Classic was held at the Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club in Tallahassee on Monday, December 12, 2016. Under the leadership of chairman, Eric Sharkey of Residential Elevators, a little over 150 players, volunteers, employees and youth gathered at the sold out event.

Teams of four teed-off at 10 a.m. while guest enjoyed the food and beverage vendors available. Staff members and youth from Boys Town North Florida's programs greeted and welcomed guests with holiday cookies at the Tasty Pastry Vendor tent as they arrived.

The large turnout of guests and outstanding commitment of the competitors resulted in an impactful amount of $60,000 raised to support Boys Town's North Florida's programs and services.

The top three gross winning teams were Tallahassee Ford Lincoln in first place with a score of 56, Residential Elevators coming in second place scoring 57, and Carr Allison taking third place with a score of 58.

"It was a fabulous Golf Tournament, and I thank our chairman, Eric Sharkey for leading this effort and look forward to his chairmanship during our 100th Anniversary Year and at our 25th Annual Christmas Classic Golf Tournament!" Dena Strickland, Boys Town North Florida Development Director said.

Boys Town North Florida extends a thank you to the following corporate sponsors for another successful event:

Event Sponsors: Eric and Hollie Sharkey, Centennial Bank, DRMP, Legacy Toyota, Bobby Dick & Merril Lynch Bank of American Corporation, Residential Elevators, Tallahassee Democrat, Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., Bud Warehouses, Carr Allison Law Firm, Earl Bacon Agency, FMI Business Systems, Hancock Bank, Jersey Mike's Subs, Jim Moran Institute, The Kupiszewski Family, McKee Insurance Agency, Miller's Tree Service, NAI TALCOR, Pennington P.A., Prime Meridian Bank, Rodrigue & Rodrigue, and Rogers, Gunter, Vaughan Insurance Inc., Southern Fidelity Insurance Group, Summit Group/Mad Dog Construction, Syn-Tech System, Tallahassee Ford Lincoln and TriCon Builders.

Hole Sponsors: BB&T, Benners Contracting, Dr. Joe & Marion Camps, Centennial Mortgage, Clark Partington, Demont Insurance Agency Inc., Electronet Broadband Communications, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Ferguson Plumbing, Florida Fence & Deck, Genesis, Ghost Controls, Sandy & Mark Goldman, Hunt & Hunt Interiors, Todd & Jeri Hunter, James Campbell & Associates, Lloyd Roofing & Construction Inc., Madison Social, Moe's Southwest Grill, RaGZ, Bill Reardon-State Farm Insurance, Riley Palmer Construction Company, Ryder, Southern Home Consultants Inc., Tallahassee State Bank, TRS Inc. and Whitaker Construction Group Inc.

Vender Sponsors: Ace Hardware, Edwin Watts Golf, The Egg, Eye Associates of Tallahassee, Gabriel Hanway, Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club, Moe's Southwest Grill, Signs 4 Today, Starbucks, Tallahassee Ford Lincoln, Tasty Pastry Baker, What A Graphic! and Tri-Eagle Sales.