Stuart, FL (December 19, 2017) – The Santa Claus Open Cocktail Party & Golf Tournament was a wonderful way to “meet & greet” some of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties (BBBS) most ardent supporters. Andrew Hunt presented the merits of mentoring and BBBS’s partnership with The First Tee & Sigma Phi presented BBBS with a $20,000 check from donated from their Queen of Hearts fundraiser.

At the annual event hosted by Stuart Yacht & Country Club, the community members in attendance opened their hearts, and wallets, for the children and donated 100 toys for the agency. There was a multitude of auction items, which drew a crowd to the presentation areas, and enthusiastically guest began bidding. A few highlights of auction items include a round of golf for four at Trump National in season, a round at Old Palm, a round of play for three with member Ryan Deasy at Medalist, and brunch at the Equestrian Center during competition. Mr. Laird Smith made a tremendous impact on the lives of local children, with just one bid. The event was a smashing success and raising over $74,000. 

Thanks to the generosity of Santa Claus Open golfers, Young Professionals of Martin County and Little Smiles of Florida & the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Grill Team who made hot dogs for BBBS’s annual Christmas Party. There were many smiling faces as little’s opened their presents which were donated by attendees of the event.