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Golf Champions: Bryan Cannon, Scott Barber, Sean Greene and Mike Schiappa.

Golf Champions: Bryan Cannon, Scott Barber, Sean Greene
 and Mike Schiappa.

Photo by:  Jennifer Melvin





On Friday, June 6, Hearts and Hope, Inc. hosted their 9th Annual Golf Classic, benefiting children’s grief support services.

The event was held at Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, to benefit the children and families served by Hearts and Hope, Inc. This event brought together local businesses and community members for a fun day on the golf course with a cocktail reception the evening prior to help raise the much-needed funds to support this very important program.

The event kicked off on Thursday, May 15 with a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction, champagne raffle and a jewelry auction by Hien N. O’Grady. The event then continued on Friday, June 6 with a Chinese raffle, mulligan sales, golf and an awards reception. Joe Coscia, News Director, WPBF News 25 welcomed golfers prior to tee off. The golfers played a mixed scramble format. After golf, there was a post-tournament awards reception featuring a live auction by Joe Coscia that included foursomes to the area’s finest clubs and a 14kt diamond pendant necklace donated by Eloquence Fine Jewelry and Gifts. Honorary Chair Felicia Rodriguez, Weather First Meteorologist, WPBF News 25 then presented the golfer’s awards. Awards were given to the golf Champions Scott Barber, Bryan Cannon, Sean Greene and Mike Schiappa. Awards were also presented to the 1st and 2nd runners up. Jeff Gordish won the Closest to the Pin and qualified to participate in the 2008 National City Million Dollar Shootout at the 2008 LPGA ADT Championship. Chris Holsinger won for the Longest Drive.

Hearts and Hope, Inc. 9th Annual Golf Classic is sponsored by Promotional Sponsors Newsradio 1290 WJNO and WPBF News 25; Eagle Sponsors: MTM Builder/ Developer, Inc. - Dean Morehouse, Sandler O’Neill & Partners, LP; Lunch Sponsor: BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Breakfast Sponsor: Wachovia Wealth Management; Bogey Sponsor: BNY Mellon Wealth Management; Exclusive Hole Sponsor: Fields Law Offices, Mark J. Elliott - Wachovia Securities, LLC,  The Waters Pelton Organization, Inc.; Hole Sponsors: Earl Stewart Toyota, Elk, Christu & Bakst, LLC, Susie & Charlie MacDonald, Onshore Construction & Development, Palm Beach Metal, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, That’s Entertainment of Palm Beach, Inc.; Hole-In-One Sponsor: Braman Motorcars; Goodie Bag Sponsor: Petroleum Consolidators; Golf Ball Sponsors: Michael Becker, Patricia Pitts; Poster Sponsor: Michael & Audrey Becker; Beer Sponsor: Brown Distributing, Inc; Prize Sponsor: David Abell

 Honorary Chair:                Felicia Rodriguez, Weather First Meteorologist, WPBF News 25

Event Chair:                        Michael Becker

General Chairwoman:    Patrice Austin, Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Event Auctioneer:           Joe Coscia, News Director, WPBF News 25

Committee:                        Gordon Anthony, Bryan Beasley, Liz Elliott, Tammy Fields, Jonathan Gelpey, Jeff Gordish, Bob Lanteri, Susie MacDonald, Melissa Mulvihill, Trisha Pitts, Sue Roscoe and Joe Tuzzio


Hearts and Hope, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing children ages three to seventeen and their families who have experienced the death of a loved-one, a safe place in which to share and experience loving support while moving through the grieving and healing process.

 For more information about Hearts and Hope, Inc. please call Melissa Mulvihill, Special Events Coordinator at (561) 832-1913.




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