On May 1st, 2021 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their annual Golf Tournament at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club in Riverview. Since the tournament landed on the same day as the Kentucky Derby, this year’s theme was “Horsing Around the Course.”
The shining sun and gusts of wind were perfect for players and non-players alike to visit the vendors set up near the Putting Contest. Among the vendor spots were Brooks & Brooks Law Firm, Charity Clothing Pickup, Edward Jones - Gabriel Mbulo, Gecko Floor Care, Hawthorne Village Retirement Community, HiTech Automotive, Image360 - Tampa/Ybor City, New Vitality Centers, Preservation 1st Financial Group, Southshore Insurance Professionals, SportClips, and The Meridian at Brandon. Providing food and beverages to the attendees were Chick-Fil-A Riverview, Datz Restaurant Group, Papa John's - Riverview, Rosemary Grill, The Spot at Fishhawk, 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 $2,700 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. About $2,500 worth of ball drop numbers were sold this year. Beanie Tichy with Beanie's Bar Sports Grill was the ecstatic winner of the ball closest to the pin but was not present at the time of the ball drop which means he walked away with $1,239, 50% of the pot.
Immediately following the Bryan Hindman Electric Ball Drop, the Marine Corps League performed Taps and presented an official 21 Gun Salute to signal the beginning of the tournament. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Mounted Posse also joined the Marine Corps League in the opening ceremony celebration. The 32 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. A HUGE thank you to Jason Blanchard and the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club for their hospitality and for welcoming us again for the 27th Annual Golf Tournament!
This year’s winners included: