LAKE WORTH, Fla. - For the past few months, Jorge Goyanes, owner of Car Clinic of Lake Worth, has thought mostly of golf. He has spent a lot of his waking hours planning ASPIRA’s first “Swing Like The Pros " golf tournament. As chair of the tournament, Goyanes says that it is a labor of love.
“This tournament is important because our goal is to raise the money we need to provide scholarships for minority students,” said Goyanes.”This is a great opportunity to directly help kids stay in school and get college scholarship money.”
Goyanes says the goal is to raise $10,000. With 24 hours to go, the group has raised more than half and they are hoping that enough people show up to play golf on Friday at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard, in Lake Worth.
Forty-four people have registered as of Thursday morning.
The cost is $125 per golfer and includes golf, range balls, green and cart fees, a participant goody bag and a ticket to the awards banquet.
Participants also get a breakfast buffet, silent auction and access to the country club course.
In addition to playing golf, participants have another chance to win big. At 8:15 a.m. there will be a helicopter golf ball drop with a $5000 maximum prize. The three golf balls closest to the pin will win.
Proceeds will benefit ASPIRA of Florida, Inc Palm Beach Division Scholarship Fund. The not-for-profit organization was established in 1981 to help young people stay in school and achieve educational excellence.
The tournament starts at 8 a.m. on Friday.