Place of Hope will welcome back its dedicated teams of golfers to Old Palm Golf Club for its signature 15th Annual Golf Invitational and Charity Dinner, 5:30 p.m., April 21 and 7:30 a.m., April 23, 2018 at Old Palm Golf Club, 11889 Old Palm Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, please contact Jamie Bond at Place of Hope, 561-775-7195, or visit www.placeofhope.com for sponsorship opportunities.
Golf Tournament: Registration is at 7:30 a.m.; breakfast begins at 8 a.m.; shotgun start at 9 a.m., April 23, 2018
Cost: Tickets are $6,000 for a foursome; $1,500 for an individual player
At the Charity Dinner, it is tradition for Place of Hope to recognize an outstanding supporter with the Pande Family Award; this year, the award will go to The Sina Family of (what city?)
In 2009, Place of Hope began recognizing families and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service to the mission of serving Florida’s foster children. The first award was presented to Maudie Pande and her son, Jim, who generously dedicated their time to helping Place of Hope grow. Every year after, a new recipient who embodies their spirit is honored. In 2018, the Sina Family, which includes Malcolm, Sharon, Rob, Nina, Byran and Tess, will be recognized.
“Throughout the year, you can see the fruits of the Sina family’s passion in attending signature events, such as our Hope Bash and the Sporting Clays Fun Shoot. Avid golfers, they are sponsors of and play in our Golf Invitational & Charity Dinner every year,” said Founding Executive Director Charles Bender.
“The Sina family is known for touting themselves as the only family foursome! Gratefully, their support is also evident through our Leadership Advisory Council. With each passing year, Place of Hope is able to meet the desperate needs of more children in our community thanks to the love and support from families like the Sinas.”
The Charity Dinner will be held April 21, 2018, at the Old Palm Golf Club, where guests will enjoy an auction event. On April 23, 2018, the golf tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. at Old Palm Golf Club, followed by an awards lunch.
For the Sina family, Place of Hope has become a true family affair that began in church.
“We have been attending Christ Fellowship for almost 24 years, starting when it was in the renovated horse stable across Northlake Boulevard from the existing campus. I can remember when Donna Mullins spoke on the main campus stage, after returning from a trip to Europe, expressing from her heart that we should be locally supporting children that are removed from their broken families after being physically and/or verbally abused,” said Malcolm Sina.
“From that point on, we have supported Place of Hope in as many ways as possible. In addition to our financial support, we have participated as a family in every one of their golf tournaments since the second one. We have also attended the Place of Hope Bash, when we are able to attend,” he said. “Our company – Sina Companies, LLC, which also includes my two sons – has volunteered on multiple occasions to paint the POH cottages, assemble Christmas bikes for the children, etc. Two of our former employees have had permanent positions for POH. My wife, who was a math major, has even tutored a girl at Place of Hope. Charles Bender and his wonderful and caring staff have done an incredible job of building up such a terrific program for the children of this region and their expansion into other programs for aged out children and women caught up in sex trafficking schemes. We are humbled and honored to continue to support such a great cause as Place of Hope, and its many affiliated groups throughout this region.”
The 15th Annual Golf Invitational & Charity Dinner welcomes Place of Hope supporters from across the country to raise operating funds for programs, housing, services and outreach. Place of Hope is a faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization that provides family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect.
Place of Hope is located at 9078 Isaiah Lane in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, please contact Jamie Bond at Place of Hope, 561-775-7195, or visit www.placeofhope.com for sponsorship opportunities.
The event is chaired by George Henderson and is supported by The Wall Family, Lexus Palm Beach and The Nocera Family.