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Flagler Health Care Foundation Hosts Inaugural Golf Classic


The Inaugural Flagler Health Care Foundation Golf Classic will take place on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Marsh Creek Country Club. Coordinated by Flagler Health Care Foundation and members of the Marsh Creek Connectors Council, this event will benefit the Emergency Care Center at Flagler Hospital, which receives more than 50,000 patient visits each year. Funds will support the purchase of the Definium AMX 700, a portable digital X-ray machine that allows for immediate processing within seconds at the patient's bedside.

Hyundai of St. Augustine is the event's Title Sponsor, and Andrew DiFeo, owner and general manager, is enthusiastic about the support the community has already given for the event.

"I am pleased to see, in just a short period of time, how many local businesses and residents have reached out in support of the Golf Classic," DiFeo said. "This event is sure to be a first-class experience for a local, worthwhile cause."

There are still sponsorship opportunities left before the event is sold out. To date, the following businesses and individuals have made a commitment to support the Golf Classic:

Title Sponsor: Hyundai of St. Augustine

Preview Party Sponsor:Steve Chapman's All American Air

Awards Dinner Sponsor: Carrabba's Italian Grill

Contributing Sponsor:Marsh Creek Country Club

Lunch Sponsor:Volkswagen of St. Augustine

Special Gifts Sponsor:Eye Center of St. Augustine

Media and Signage Sponsor: The World Famous Oasis Deck & Restaurant

Beverage Cart Sponsor:Oxford Dental Associates

Photography Sponsor:Regency Electric

Hole-in-One Sponsor: Hyundai of St. Augustine

Special thanks to Burkhardt Sales & Service for contributions to this event.

Eagle Sponsors include Ameris Bank, Don and Hilde Berdine, Chamberlin Edmonds, Fifth/Third Bank, Ed & Mimi Lalor, Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, PNC Bank and Trinity Episcopal Parish.

Birdie Sponsors include Sheldon & Gail Chaiken and Sue Foley.

Par Sponsors include Bob & Michelle Grobman, Herbie Wiles Insurance, Bob & Marilyn Kerr, Bill & Elaine Kopf, La Cucina, Tom & Jackie Pionek and Frank & Maureen Zygmont.

There are still two exclusive sponsorships available: the Cart Sponsorship and the Practice Range Sponsorship. Eagle, Birdie and Par sponsorships are also available, as well as Hole Recognition Gift opportunities. Major sponsors will also receive invitations to a special preview party on February 9th at the home of Ray and Linda Matuza.

The Golf Classic will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at noon. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. Boxed lunches will be provided for players, and an awards dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill will begin at 5 p.m. Awards will be given to the top three teams, the player with the longest drive and the one hitting closest to the hole. Hole-in-one competitions will take place on all four Par-3 holes, and scoring a hole-in-one on hole No. 15 will win the player a new 2014 Hyundai Sonata.

For information about the Golf Classic or to become a sponsor, call 819-4625 or send an e-mail to Click HERE to visit the Foundation's Golf Classic page where you can download the registration brochure and form as well as view a list of event sponsors.