DESTIN, Fla. (October 24, 2013) – Blue Marlin Realty Group will host their first annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club in Destin, Florida.
Proceeds will benefit the Mary Lynne Burnett Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization that awards college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Okaloosa and Walton counties who have faced significant adversities in their life, whether a loss of a family member, major illness or financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances. Blue Marlin Realtor, Doug Burnett, started the foundation in memory of his late wife, Mary, who passed away from breast cancer in 2008.
“The overwhelming kindness that was shown to my family throughout Mary’s battle truly inspired me to create the foundation,” said Doug Burnett. “I promised Mary I would repay the generosity of others by paying it forward.”
The tournament will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Entrance fees are $120 per person and $400 to sign up a foursome. All tournament players will receive a free lunch courtesy of Lenny’s Sub Shop. Following the tournament there will be an after-party held at the Regatta Bay Clubhouse with raffles and live entertainment featuring Donnie Sundal of Boukou Groove. The tournament and after-party is open to the public.
Co-Brokers of Blue Marlin Realty Group, Johnathan Hughes and Jerry Sullivan, are excited to coordinate the event to give back to the local community.
“We are excited to host our first charity tournament and hope to continue it as an annual event,” said Johnathan Hughes.
“We couldn’t be happier to support our own team member, Doug, by selecting the Mary Lynne Burnett Foundation as the beneficiary of our tournament.” said Jerry Sullivan. “It truly means a lot to us to know that the funds will benefit students right here in Okaloosa and Walton counties.”
Golfers can register at Blue Marlin Realty Group’s office located on Holiday Isle in Destin or at Regatta Bay. To inquire regarding sponsorship, please contact Sara Noel Childers of Proffitt PR via e-mail at SaraNoel@ProffittPR.com or by calling 850.510.0629.
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