The Medalist Golf Club was born from a collaborative design from Greg Norman and Pete Dye in 1995. Since then the golf club has garnered many awards and honors including being ranked 19th Best in the State of Florida by Golf Digest (2003), 80th best Top 100 Course in the U.S. by Golf Magazine (1995) and 7th Best New Private Course in America by Golf Digest (1995). The Medalist has also hosted Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf.
The 2012 Larry Laoretti & Tico Torres Celebrities Fore Kids Golf Classic will be dedicated to baseball Hall of Famer Gary Carter who co-hosted the golf tournament with Laoretti for over ten years. Joining Laoretti for the first time as co-host will be Tico Torres, the drummer for the legendary rock band Bon Jovi. Torres has been a philanthropist supporting children’s charities for decades. The New York native, who was brought up in New Jersey, now lives in Jupiter, Fla., and has his own children’s foundation, The Tico Torres Children’s Foundation.
As in years past, the 2012 Larry Laoretti and Tico Torres Celebrities Fore Kids Golf Classic will feature a long list of notable celebrities playing with a group of four amateurs. Last year joining Laoretti on the golf course were baseball legend Jim Kaat, baseball Hall of Famers Jim Palmer and Mike Schmidt, hockey Hall of Famers Bobby Orr and Clark Gillies, pro golfers Tony Jacklin, Dana Quigley and Larry Ziegler and LPGA Tour pros Michelle McGann and Jackie Gallagher-Smith. In addition, Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara attended the awards dinner and participated in the live auction.
In the 15 years Celebrities Fore Kids, Inc., has been in existence, over $1.5 million has been raised to provide financial assistance to families who have children with cancer, and adults with cancer supporting children 18 years old and under living on the Treasure Coast. From gas cards to assistance with monthly utility bills and mortgage payments, Celebrities Fore Kids, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c)(3), works with social workers from the Robert & Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Health Medical Center in Stuart and the Pediatric Oncology Support Team Inc, a non-profit, in West Palm Beach to help families affected by cancer.
To learn more about Celebrities Fore Kids visit their website at http://www.celebritiesforekids.org or call (772) 781-7943.