Mayor Frank C. Ortis
Fifteenth Annual
Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation Golf Tournament

A Resounding Success!

Pembroke Pines, FL… March 28, 2017… The Fifteenth Annual Mayor Frank C. Ortis Golf Tournament benefiting the Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation was a sold out success, raising $90,000 to benefit the City’s award winning charter school system. “We raised $10,000 more than last year,” said a very happy Mayor Ortis, the Tournament’s namesake. “Over the past 15 years the Golf Tournament has raised over One Million Dollars to benefit our award winning Pembroke Pines Charter School System. The tournament’s financial and the PPCS System’s award winning successes are made possible by the teamwork evident at this Tournament. I am so proud of our employees, residents, and business sponsors who year after year work tirelessly toward our ultimate goal, creating an award winning education for the children of Pembroke Pines.”
Golfers enjoyed the rolling greens of the John Stanford designed 18-hole course and meals at Club 19 Restaurant at the Pembroke Lakes Golf and Country Club. The Annual Tournament included a Bar-B-Q lunch, shotgun start/four man scramble and concluded with dinner, live auction and raffle at the Club 19 Restaurant. 
“Thanks to generous donors, this year’s live auction, raffle and winning team prizes were over the top,” stated Traci Richards, Golf and Tennis Supervisor with the City of Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.  “The First place winners received a Puma Sound Chuck Blue Tooth speaker, Yeti Rambler, Pembroke Lakes’ golf shirt and towel, and a dozen Pro V1 golf balls valued at $200.00.”
Following the awards presentation, Mayor Ortis Emceed the Live Auction where bidding became heated for the 65” 4K Vizio TV, Five Burner LP gas grill, Lunch and Golf with Mayor Ortis, a five day/four night Fort Myers Beach Trip and the His and Her Gift Basket (Chanel wallet, pearl necklace, Titleist golf bag). This year over 70 prizes were in the raffle, including 38 baskets donated by students’ families from throughout the Pembroke Pines Charter School System.  All monies raised directly benefit the Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation. “This is the win-win tournament of the year! Golfers make a donation to benefit education and enjoy playing in a first class tournament,” concluded Ortis.

2017 Golf Tournament Winners

Closest to the pin:  Oscar Perez,
Putting Contest First Place: John Lehr / hole-in-one
Second Place: Guiermo Restrepo, ten inches from the hole.

Straightest Drive Women: Kristina Wilson,
Straightest Drive Men: John Lehr,
Longest Drive Men:  Duane Sebastian.

First Place Gross:  One Beat CPR,
First Place Net:  Belfor Restoration Team of Mike Deno from Belfor, Curtis Deno, Sam Morales and Steve Florio.

Second Place Gross:  Here’s Help Team / Radio Personalities from Y100 included Froggy, Sam Zocco, Ivan Rosado, and Austin Rumaner, accompanied by the Iconic “Footy”, a Pembroke Pines resident.
Second Place Net:  Pembroke Pines Commissioner Jay Schwartz, Justin Schwartz (son), Brian Murray and Angelo Golemi.

Third Place Net:  HyPower, Inc. Team/Ambassador Sponsor
Third Place Gross:  Aficianado’s Premium Cigars & Wine

2017 Sponsors

Presidential:  Waste Pro, Stiles Construction and Calvin Giordano and Associates;
Diplomat: Chartwells Dining Services, Comcast;
Ambassador: EWS, FPL, Duke Realty, ANF, Waste Management, HyPower and Venergy;
Director: Transportation Authority, A & B Towing, FCS, Baptist Health South, Ch2MHill.

To become a sponsor or for information about the 2018 Mayor Frank C. Ortis Golf Tournament, please contact Traci Richards City of Pembroke Pines, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department Golf and Tennis Supervisor at 954.435.6759 or .


Media Only:
Valerie L. Moran,
Publicist Pembroke Pines Media,
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Golf Tournament 2017

Pictured above Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis (center) gives a “thumbs up” for the Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation at the Fifteenth Annual Pembroke Pines Charter School Golf Tournament at Pembroke Lakes Country Club in Pembroke Pines.  Pictured from left to right: Javier Diaz from Chartwells Dining Services, Mike Castellano West Campus Principal, Peter Bayer High School Principal, Vice Mayor Carl Shechter, Ken Bass East Campus Principal, David Lowrey from Stiles Corporation, Mayor Frank C. Ortis, Commissioners Angelo Castillo and Jay Schwartz and Dr. Lisa Libidinsky FSU Campus Principal , behind Mayor Ortis is Sean Chance Central Campus Principal and Russell Mackie from Waste Pro USA. 
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