By Tanya Doran
The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted its annual Golf Tournament with a theme of Play 18 in 2018 on March 3, at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. The Chamber of Commerce weather provided the perfect backdrop for players and non-players alike to visit the vendors set up along the perimeter of the Putting Contest. Among the vendor spots, Marco’s Pizza – Symmes & 301, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Chai Yo Thai Cuisine, LLC and Zaxby’s were on site providing treats for everyone to enjoy.
us members and friends of GRCC. New this year was the Dunk Tank. Committee member Jennifer King, Rodan + Fields, and Hillsborough County Court Judge candidate Michael Isaak goaded contestants into taking a shot at giving them a good soaking. A Wagon of Cheer with top shelf liquors raised over $1,400.
The annual Ball Drop, sponsored by Bryan Hindman Electric, LLC, was the most anticipated moment of the day. Over $2,400 worth of ball drop numbers were sold and the happy winners, Sal DiFonso and Larry Westcott, members of the American Legion team, were present at the time of the drop, and walked away with 60% of the pot.
A live auction included a high-end toilet with installation, donated by Olin Plumbing Inc., a Wine Tasting from BobbiAnn DePierro of PRP Wine International, Inc., a year’s worth of Chick-fil-A from Tammy Holmberg, Chick-fil-A Brandon and a Corporate Event Package from CQ Tactical Laser Tag.
This year’s winners included Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC Longest Drive for Women– Jill Andrew; CarePatrol Longest Drive for Men – Vito Serna; A+ Hearing Center, Inc. Closest to the Pin – Jon Noll; Big Bend Storage Closest to the Pin – Jon Noll; Angeloni Tax Advisory Group Putting Contest – Rob Cook and Steven Pechylak; Century 21 Beggins Enterprises $10,000 Hole in One – No Winner; The Alley at SouthShore Most Honest Team (last place) – American Legion Team; 2018 First Place Team – All Season Electric Corp.
Many thanks to all those who made the tournament a success, and in particular the committee led by Mike Jones, World’s Finest Chocolate and Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC. Top sponsors for the day included: #AsphaltBabe, First Citrus Bank, Preservation 1st Financial Group, River Oaks Treatment Center, Riverview Mortgage, South Bay Hospital, The Mosaic Company and World’s Finest Chocolate.