What started out in 2015 with the goal of getting 70 golfers to play in a tournament to benefit veterans in Indian River County, Florida, has turned into the biggest golf tournament in the county. GetShotByElla.com creator Ella Chabot discussed the Saturday, June 18, 2022 Mary Snyder Annual Golf Tournament, to benefit Indian River County veterans with Curtis Paulisin, chairman of the event, during a Wednesday pasta night at the Italian Club, Vero Beach, FL.
The tournament commenced the morning of June 18 at Sandridge Golf Club, 5300 73rd Street, Vero Beach, FL with a 7 am registration, followed by an 8 am shotgun start – scramble format. Lunch and an awards ceremony immediately followed the golf at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Street, Vero Beach, FL. The cost was $75 per golfer, payable to the Vietnam Veterans of Indian River County, Inc and included 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, the awards ceremony and lunch. Participants signed up for the tournament online at http://www.vvirc.org/events
Co-hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of Indian River County, Inc and the Veterans of Indian River County, Inc, the event was organized by Paulisin, President of the Veterans of Indian River County, Inc (ircveterans.godaddysites.com), in collaboration with event vice chair Vic Diaz, co-founder of the Vietnam Veterans of Indian River County (vvirc.org). Funds raised by the event stay in Indian River County and support housing for homeless and soon to be homeless veterans, including the recently launched project to build a new facility for female veterans.
Among the exciting prizes, sponsored compliments of Tommy Chranza, Route 60 Hyundai,8575 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL: the first hole in one on the 17th hole won a 2022 Hyundai.
Sponsorship options for the golf tournament included the following: Stars and Stripes Sponsor – $5000, Red Sponsor – $2500, White Sponsor – $1000, Blue Sponsor- $500, Hole Sponsor – $100, and Sponsor a Veteran golfer – $75. Gift certificate sponsorships were also welcome.
For information about future golf tournaments: go to http://www.vvirc.org/events or contact Curtis Paulisin at (772)770-4507 or (772) 794-0005.