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PALM CITY -- Golfers supporting CHARACTER COUNTS! in Martin County enjoyed an afternoon of perfect weather and the excitement of one player winning a new car during the 11th annual Tee It Up for Character Charity Golf Tournament on April 26 in Palm City.
The tournament, the sole fundraiser for CHARACTER COUNTS!, took place at Monarch Country Club and netted $15,500, thanks to dedicated efforts of golf committee members Wendie Berardi, Lester Bird, Phyllis Kordick and Barbara Sundblad.
A total of 88 golfers came out to play on the freshly groomed greens at Monarch Country Club and to show their support of United Way of Martin County's CHARACTER COUNTS! program that provides character education activities and resources in the schools and throughout the community.
"CHARACTER COUNTS! encourages good sportsmanship and increases public awareness of the importance of core ethical values," said Holly Laiben, director of CHARACTER COUNTS!. "This golf fund-raiser will help to ensure these activities continue."
Although the tournament began with a shotgun start, it didn't take long for the entire field of golfers to hear the news that midway through, Stephen MacDonald got a hole in one on the 16th hole - a challenging par 3 with a large water hazard along much of the right side. As a result, MacDonald won a 2013 Ford Fusion courtesy of Advantage Ford in Stuart.
For more information about United Way of Martin County's CHARACTER COUNTS! program, call (772) 283-4800, Ext. 234 or visit CHARACTERCOUNTS.net.