The first golf tournament was in October of 2011 right after Chloe was diagnosed. It was to raise money for medical expenses. It was a huge success, raising over $32,000.00.
Chloe was diagnosed September 8th, 2011 and fought with all her might for 10 1/2 months when she lost her battle to that evil beast. At this time we decided to have another tournament and have the tournament support The Central Florida Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House and The Chloe Zee Scholarship.
Last year we decided to always have this annual tournament the last Sunday in September of every year and support the same charities. Last year’s tournament we added some fun activities and food vendors. There was a putting contest and a chipping contest before the tournament began. There was also a continental breakfast. We sold 50/50 tickets which means if your ticket gets drawn you get 50% of the pot and the other 50% goes to the Foundation. We sold Super Packs for extra strokes, putts and easy outs of the sand. We also added three different food vendors on the coarse in different spots along with a shot station of Rumchatta and Fireball. We had a silent auction set up to view before dinner and stayed up during dinner and you could bid at your leisure.
We do something different than any other golf tournament. We sell “In Memory of Signs” for those who have lost a family member to cancer. All the signs are put down the side of the 18th hole. First year for this was last year. Everyone was so touched and loved that it was displayed the way it was.
Of course the price of golf includes dinner!
This year will be quite similar. We will have food vendors, a box lunch, shot station, a unique putting contest, chipping contest and the chance to win a car on one of the signature par 3’s by getting a hole in one. It is a great tournament and for the best causes. We hope to see this tournament grow and grow in memory of Chloe.