The Police Foundation recently partnered with the City of Palm Beach Gardens to help manage the Mayor’s Veterans Golf Classic which, for many years now, has raised funds to help support the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Palm Beach. The Foundation took on the task of managing all the games of chance at the Classic.… things like the “closest to the pin” contest, “hole-in-one” contest, “longest drive” etc.
The Golf Classic is designed to honor our community’s veterans and to thank them for their service.
Noting that some 30% of our Palm Beach Gardens Police Officers are themselves Military Veterans, and many of them are still in the Active Reserves, the Foundation decided to increase the amount raised by the games of chance and to make a full $5,000 donation to the Veterans Hospital.
Pictured below are Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation President Tom Murphy (l) and Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Eric Jablin (r) presenting checks to Ms. Charleen Szabo, Director of the WPB Veterans Medical Center at the February City Council Meeting.
The checks represented the proceeds from the Mayor’s Veterans Golf Tournament as well as the donation from the Police Foundation. The total donation was over $27,000.