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Sell-out crowds at Gulliver’s annual Raider Challenge golf and tennis tournaments
Raider Challenge golf and tennis tournaments help raise funds to support the Gulliver's Booster Club
By: Wragg & Casas PR
The Tennis Tournament was sold out. Before the tournament, a full-court of players were greeted with a gift bag, continental breakfast, silent auction and raffle prizes. Winners of the Tennis Tournament were announced at a luncheon in the club’s Crystal Room. Marc Seymour and Dan Mulligan took home trophies in the men’s division, while Sheba Quirk and Marianne Pantin won the women’s A division, and Mina Schultes and Yannik Labrador won in the women’s B division.
The Golf Classic welcomed back a full course of 144 golfers. The traditional “Are you Better than a Gulliver Student Golfer?” contest ramped up the competition. Stationed at different holes, student golfers Zachary Buttrick ‘20, John Ehrling ‘20, Roman Lopez ‘18 and Max McKenna ‘18 challenged tournament golfers to beat them in distance from the tee.
More than 200 attended the awards dinner to see the tournament championship handed to Jeff Baxter, Marshal Smith, Calum Gibb and Chuck Mercer. First runners up were Dan Cautier, John Carlisle, Matt Jonah and Matt Pattulo. Guests also enjoyed winning an assortment of raffle prizes, including Kindle Fires, golf clubs, and a 51-inch TV. Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Williamson Automotive Cadillac BUICK GMC provided three different cars for the hole-in-one contests. Masseuses from Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa provided chair massages when the golfers came off the course. Each golfer received a plush gift bag complete with a golf shirt and windbreaker.
The Raider Challenge benefits Gulliver’s Booster Club, which provides funding to all athletic programs to support teams over and above the school athletic operating budget. Gulliver provides a host of athletic opportunities to meet the needs of students, from spectators and players to inter-scholastic competitors. While taking pride in a winning tradition, Gulliver’s athletic program develops character, builds self-esteem and teaches the values of teamwork and good sportsmanship.
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