Wellington Golf Classic renamed by B&G Club in honor of Neil S. Hirsch

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Wellington Golf Classic renamed by B&G Club in honor of Neil S. Hirsch

Late Boys & Girls Club supporter Neil Hirsch with club members.

Palm Beach County’s Boys & Girls Clubs Wellington Golf Classic returns with a new name in honor of the late Neil S. Hirsch. The annual tournament now known as the Neil S. Hirsch Wellington Golf Classic takes place on Friday, November 5th at the Wellington National Golf Club. The tournament begins with registration at 11:30 am, followed by a shotgun start at 1 am

“Every year, the club’s golf tournament seems to be more important than the previous one. However, this year’s tournament has the additional distinction of being held in honor of the club’s namesake, who recently passed away, ”said Advisory Board member Elliot T. Bonner Jr.

Hirsch passed away in June and is remembered by the community as a dedicated supporter of the Wellington Club. In 2012, Hirsch made the leading donation for the construction of a new club building in Wellington. The generous donation enabled the association to more than triple in an area with increasing demand.

“Our Wellington children will always have a safe place every day after school and during the summer vacation because he helped set up. We promise to honor Neil’s legacy for generations to come by continuing his work to help our deserving Wellington children and families who really need us most, ”said Jaene Miranda, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.

The renamed golf classic will have many of the same features as in previous years, making the event popular with golfers and club fans. Guests enjoy a tournament, on-court lunch from Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille, on-court competitions, live auction, and an awards ceremony.

Committee members include Bonner, Johnny Meier, Max Westerman, Ray Mooney, and John Hornberger. The Neil S. Hirsch Wellington Golf Classic is supported by Elliot T. Bonner Jr., Florida Power & Light, Howard Fabien, Bonefish Mac’s Sports Grille, John Chandler from Chandler Construction, Nicolette Goldfarb from Illustrated Properties, Johnny Meier from My Community Pharmacy, Mickey Smith from Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, Max Westerman, Raymond James Financial Services / Connor Financial Group and Sassafras Lange.

Proceeds from the event will support the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington, one of 17 clubs in Palm Beach County. This year in particular, the funding will help club members bridge a growing performance gap due to the pandemic and distance learning challenges. The clubs are strategically located across the county to provide services to more than 10,000 boys and girls ages 6-18.

Company sponsorships are still possible. For more information, contact Elena Corsano at (646) 209-6965 or ecorsano@bgcpbc.org. To learn more about Palm Beach County’s Boys & Girls Clubs, visit www.bgcpbc.org.

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