Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $31,500

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November 14, 2017

Destin, Fla. (November 9, 2017) –Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican hosted their 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club presented by The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa on Friday, October 20, 2017, benefitting Alaqua Animal Refuge, Lighthouse Family Retreat, Special Olympics Florida - Okaloosa County, Trees on the Coast, and Youth Village. Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican raised $31,500 for the local charities, which provides each charity with a total of $6,300 to go towards their organization and brings the charity golf tournament’s total raised over the course of five years to $111,000.

Over 200 members of the local community joined together to participate in the charity golf tournament as sponsors, tournament players, raffle item donors, food and beverage providers, and volunteers. 128 golfers were greeted with shrimp and grits from Another Broken Egg Cafe, and prior to the shotgun start, golfers grabbed lunch to-go from The Local Market, who set up on the driving range. Throughout the course, golfers enjoyed libations and food including beer by Grayton Beer Company, Bloody Marys by The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, margaritas by La Paz, Bloody Marys by Sunset Bay Cafe, rum shots by Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican, Fireball shots by Realtor, Jacqui Luberto, Hog’s Punch by Hog’s Breath Destin, Bloody Marys by Realtor Victoria Hughes, beer by Landshark Pizza Co., light bites by Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, and a water station provided Ward & Ketchersid, P.A. Additionally, golfers enjoyed interactive hole sponsors including a demo by Fast Eddie sponsored by Emerald Coast Magazine, a “Closest to the Pin” contest sponsored by The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, and a hole-in-one chance to win a Nissan Titan donated by Lee Buick GMC of Crestview, Florida. For the first time in the history of this tournament, the hole in one challenge was completed by one lucky man, Alan Rodgers who took home a two-year lease to a 2018 pick-up truck that afternoon.


After the golfing portion of the tournament, the after party was hosted in the Regatta Bay clubhouse, which was sponsored by Realtor, Jordan Dennis, and featured live music provided by Stefanie Greenwood and catering by Landshark Pizza Co. Golfers and guests enjoyed live raffles, a silent auction, team and individual awards. Winning bidders and raffle prize winners went home with prizes such as a Justin Gaffrey painting, GUSU paddle board, sports memorabilia, local restaurant gift cards, watersports packages, and more.


Co-owners and brokers of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican, Johnathan Hughes and Jerry Sullivan, continue to be astounded by the community’s support of the charity golf tournament.


“We were elated to be able to help five local charities in our fifth year,” Hughes said. “We could not think of a more supportive and tight-knit community to help ensure this event is bigger and even better every year.”


Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican would like to extend a special thank you to our generous sponsors including the Diamond Sponsor, Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, who donated $4,000 to the tournament.


Platinum Sponsors donating $2,500 included Emerald Coast Magazine, Jordan Dennis, and Stefanie Greenwood. Other sponsorships included the Golf Cart sponsorship by PrimeLending and the Chipping Green sponsorship by 98 Realty & Property Management Group.


Bronze Sponsors donating $500 included Landshark Pizza Co., La Paz, Jim Wheeler Repairs, Destination Segway Tours, Inc., Matthews & Jones, LLP, Emerald Coast Staging, and Dawn Hoffman with Waterstone Mortgage Corporation.


A-1 Electric, Bracken Law PA., Chandra Rich, Charity Golf International, Chris Wallace, Cox Media, Curtis Ladwig, Hooters, India Hicks, Luxury Estates Auction, Michael Spencer, Proffitt PR, Scott Miller, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Sonja Revells Photography, South Walton Law, Team Moore, Allen French, Vandy Vela, Victoria Hughes and the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce were additional tournament sponsors who made generous donations.


The Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican Charity Golf Tournament has raised a total of approximately $111,000 for local charities including previous years’ charities: The Mary Lynn Burnette Foundation, The Taylor Haugen Foundation, Emerald Coast Golden Retriever Rescue and most recently, and Silver Sands School.


Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican is now taking applications for charities that wish to benefit from their 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in 2018. To apply, please contact info@proffittpr.com or (850) 460-7777.




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