West Palm Beach, FL. (March 30, 2015) - A record-breaking weekend raised over $235,000 from a combined effort of the Ibis Charities Foundation and Ibis Friends of Veterans. Over 500 residents participated in cards, tennis, and golf at Ibis Golf & Country Club. The funds will be used to support local charities which support community and social services, educational programs, and healthcare providers, including pediatric oncology, Quantum House, Palm Beach School for Autism, Wounded Warriors of South Florida, Stand Down House, and the newly-established Veterans Resource Center at the Palm Beach State Campus.
The morning began with an entertaining clinic from Martin Hall, Ibis’s Director of Golf Instruction and host of Golf Channel’s School of Golf show. After lunch on the green, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s color guard stood by as the national anthem officially kicked off the tournament.
Ibis residents also donated over 21,000 pounds of food and $13,000 for the annual Ibis food drive benefitting the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
“We wish to express our sincere gratitude to our Ibis family for supporting our charities. In addition, many thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers and our incredible club management and staff,” said Paul Fine, Ibis Charities Chairman and Bruce Gamradt, Ibis Friends of Veterans Chairman.
About Ibis Golf & Country Club
Ibis is a secure, gated community of 33 unique neighborhoods located on the quiet edge of northern West Palm Beach and just minutes from the heart of the city. Golf is center stage and offers 54 holes on three renowned Nicklaus family-designed golf courses. The Tennis Center holds friendly tournaments and weekly group play. A newly-opened Sports Village includes a poolside Bistro, spa, and a 15,000 square foot fitness center. Single-family homes within Ibis Golf & Country Club are priced from $135,000 to $3 million; Condos, Villas and Townhomes from $150,000 to $350,000.