28th Annual Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Aloha! On March 5, 2022, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their Annual Golf Tournament at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club in Riverview. This year’s luau-themed event featured participants sporting beautiful leis and tropical attire, amazing vendors, exciting raffle prizes, a rousing live auction, and concluded with a fabulous dinner featuring Hawaiian dishes such as roasted pork, pineapple chicken, and coconut rice.
The sunny day was perfect for players and non-players alike to visit the vendors set up near the Putting Contest. Among the vendor spots were American Water & Windows, BayCare Fitness Center (Bloomingdale), Florida Foam Factory, Image360 – Tampa/Ybor City, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC, Riverview Woman’s Club, and Sumner High School. Providing food and beverages to the attendees were Chick-Fil-A Riverview, Chill Cawfee, Frankie’s Italian Deli, Uncle Louie G – Ice Cream, Italian Ices & Bakery, and Your Pie.
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 investors and friends of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. A continuously big hit is the Wagon of Cheer that was filled with over 25 bottles of liquor. GRCC Ambassadors and Board Members contributed top shelf liquors to create this bar stocking paradise that raised over $2,200 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 donated their time and money to make this happen. About $2,400 worth of ball drop numbers were sold this year, and Jeremy Harmon was the ecstatic winner of the ball closest to the pin at the time of the ball drop.
Immediately following the Bryan Hindman Electric Ball Drop, representatives of American Legion Post #148 performed Taps and presented an official 21 Gun Salute to signal the beginning of the tournament. The 29 teams enthusiastically departed the clubhouse for the start of the games, many 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 yards of string to enhance their chances of winning. Ultimately, the All Season Electric Corp. Team took first place in the Golf Tournament, with the Wackiest Team Photo Contest being won by The Mosaic Company Team!
A grateful thanks to our beverage sponsors AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust LLC and Riverview Mortgage for keeping us hydrated during the tournament. A HUGE thank you to Jason Blanchard and the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club for their hospitality and for welcoming us again for the 28th Annual Golf Tournament!
Mahalo and many thanks to all those who made the tournament a success, and in particular our committee led by Christian Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC and Co-Chair Dawn Myers of Myers Law, PA. Our top sponsors for the day included: