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SFPGA Foundation Affords a Deserving Family with a Home for the Holidays

OAKLAND PARK— On Saturday, December 13th the South Florida PGA Foundation dedicated a home to a deserving family in Oakland Park just in time for the holidays.  This dedication was the third one the SFPGA Foundation has been a part of since 2010.  The mission of the South Florida PGA Foundation is to impact lives throughout the community, and on Saturday they were able to carry out that mission.


From late May through September more than 50 PGA Professionals volunteered 700 hours to help build the home located in Oakland Park.  In the audience on Saturday, supporting the family were various members of the South Florida PGA Section and Foundation board, in addition two PGA Professionals who volunteered their time to help with the project.

Rohema Cortijo-Witten and Brian Golden, along with their three children AJ, Matese and Amari, were given the keys to their new home, just in time for the holiday season.   On behalf of the family Rohema thanked all those in the crowd who made this day possible.


“It is moving to be a part of such a special occasion. To watch a family achieve their dream, knowing how hard they have worked is what this is all about” says SFPGA Foundation President and PGA Professional Tom Wildenhaus.


For more about Habitat for Humanity and the South Florida PGA Foundation click here.

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The South Florida PGA Foundation will dedicate their third home on Saturday, December 13th at 3 PM in Oakland Park. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Broward, the South Florida PGA Foundation will dedicate the home to Rohema and Brian Cortijo-Witten and their three children, AJ (20), Matese (16) and Amari (11).

The home build kicked off with a sign unveiling ceremony on May 16th, which featured members of the South Florida PGA Foundation Board in addition to Rohema and Brian Cortijo-Witten. Since May, over 50 PGA Professionals and members of the south Florida community have dedicated over 700 hours of their time to build this home. The Cortijo-Witten family has also dedicated over 600 hours to building their new home as a requirement through Habitat for Humanity. Tasks completed by volunteers ranged from painting the exterior of the house to installing windows.

Continuing its dedication to the community, the South Florida PGA Foundation will partner with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County to build their fourth home in five years. On May 2, the SFPGA Foundation will break ground on its next home.

South Florida PGA Executive Director, Geoff Lofstead states, “our partnership with Habitat for Humanity allows our Foundation to accomplish its core mission of supporting the south Florida community through golf. It is great to see the support that our membership provides to this initiative and we are looking forward to building many more homes.”
About the South Florida PGA Foundation
The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education, scholarships and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised […]

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As a kick off to Giving Tuesday; Quail Valley Golf Club hosted the 2nd Annual Quail Valley Holiday Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom supported by Heritage Creations and benefiting the South Florida PGA Foundation on Monday December 1, 2014.  Ninety-two individuals competed in this event helping to raise close to $14,000 for the SFPGA Foundation.  
Teams for the event were comprised of one professional and one amateur.  PGA Tour Professional Justin Hicks and amateur John Reynolds captured the low gross division firing a team score of 64.  Hicks was also the low professional of the event with an impressive 69.
In the net division, professional Guy Boros and David Geiser were champions finishing with a 65 placing them in a tie with Dennis Satyshur and Jay Litty.  Thanks to all those who participated in this event and to Quail Valley Golf Club for being such gracious host. For further results click here.

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