A total of $95,000 came swinging in to the Palm Beach State College Foundation following its annual golf classic at Mirasol.
The Sunset course in the middle of the community of Palm Beach Gardens homes for sale served as the site of the tournament that benefits the STEAM program, an educational initiative incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Bob Resciniti, of the Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation, said Palm Beach State College is an outstanding role model when it comes to public-private partnerships. The Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation was a major sponsor of the event.
During the golf classic, local McDonald’s franchise owner and philanthropist Ricky Wade donated an auction prize – a suite at Sun Life Stadium for a Miami Dolphins game – back to the students. He said the experience will be an eye-opening one for those who never have been to an NFL game.
“As an entrepreneur, I know how important it is to provide new opportunities to young people,” Wade said. “By taking students to the Dolphins game and exposing them to how relationships are built, they begin to understand how the business of professional sports works – beyond the game itself.”
Clint Glass, of Balfour Beatty Construction, another sponsor, said “there is no better place we can spend our dollars” than on the future of America’s youth.
A total of 125 played in the field at Mirasol. Proceeds will enable the foundation to fund 1,000 scholarships, create 100 new partnerships with local businesses, enhance academic programs and bring in new internships.
Palm Beach State College has locations in Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade.