26th Annual Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
Leap Around the World in 18 Holes Golf Tournament
On February 29th, 2020 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their annual Golf Tournament themed Leap Around the World in 18 Holes. The event took place at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club and the day was filled with beautiful weather and FUN. The shining sun and gusts of wind were perfect for players and non-players alike to visit the vendors set up along the perimeter of the Putting Contest. Among the vendor spots were, Angeloni Tax Advisory Group, Inc. hosting the Putting Contest, Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery - 301 Riverview, Bryan Hindman Electric hosting the Ball Drop, Charity Clothing Pickup, Christopher Ligori and Associates, Image360 – Tampa/Ybor City, NuVita Chiropractic, PHDermatology, and The Regent. Providing food and beverages to our attendees were Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Papa John's – Riverview, Selfie Subs, The Alley at Southshore, and Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q.
Before the shotgun start there were many opportunities for the guests to purchase raffle tickets and game enhancements. The raffle prizes contained dozens of amazing baskets and other items donated by the generous members and friends of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. A continuously big hit is The Wagon of Cheer that was filled with over 35 bottles of liquor. GRCC Ambassadors and Board Members contributed top shelf liquors to create this bar stocking paradise that raised over $2,000 for the chamber.
Annually noted as the most anticipated moment of the day was the Bryan Hindman Electric Ball Drop. Bryan and Heather Hindman graciously donate their time and money to make this happen. Over $2,700 worth of ball drop numbers were sold this year. Chris Guiley with A+ Hearing Center, Inc. was the ecstatic winner of the ball closest to the pin and was present at the time of the ball drop which means she walked away with $1,644, 60% of the pot.
Immediately following the Bryan Hindman Electric Ball Drop, the Marine Corps League Sgt. Walter P. Ryan Detachment, Inc., presented our National Anthem and an official 21 Gun Salute to signal the beginning of the tournament. The 26 teams enthusiastically departed the clubhouse for the start of the games. There were teams who were serious about winning the tournament and others who just wanted to have fun with their friends. All teams had the chance to use mulligans and string to enhance their chances of winning.
A grateful thanks to our beverage sponsors First Citrus Bank and Riverview Mortgage for keeping us hydrated during the tournament. JJ Taylor helped enhanced the event by the plentiful donation of beer. A HUGE thank you to Summerfield Crossings Golf Club for their hospitality and for welcoming us again for the 26th Annual Golf Tournament!
This year’s winners included:
• Longest Drive for Women– Nancy Monsipapa, Nail the Sale
• Longest Drive for Men – Pat Fore, P.F. Auto Glass, Inc.
• A+ Hearing Center, Inc. Closest to the Pin – Dennis O’Hara, Absolute Wellness Center
• Angeloni Tax Advisory Group Putting Contest – James Pulkowski, James J Pulkowski, CPA, P.A.
• 2020 First Place Team – JJ Taylor, Risco/Talbot/Day/O’Fallen
Many thanks to all those who made the tournament a success, and in particular our committee led by Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC and Co-Chair Bill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon. Our top sponsors for the day included:
• The Mosaic Company
• Preservation 1st Financial Group
• Tessera of Brandon
• Mike & Kathy Jones
For all the photos and the many fun events listed on the Community Calendar, check out www.RiverviewChamber.com
Photos Courtesy of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce