By Jennifer Browning
This year the Celebrity Amputee Golf Classic will split revenue equally between Project Medishare and Shake-A-Leg Miami.
Proceeds specifically will go to Project Medishare’s Haitian Amputee Rehabilitation Program, which is treating over 1700 people in Haiti who lost a limb due to the devastating earthquake in January this year. The other half of the proceeds will benefit Miami’s Shake-A-Leg which has developed a vocational program for injured service members coming back from Iraq or Afghanistan with physical, developmental, and economic challenges; liberating them from a realm of imagination into the realm of experience by means of innovative sailing and water sports education and recreational programming
This two-day event starts on May 20 at the Shake-A-Leg Miami offices at 7 p.m. for a Pairings Party and charity auction. On Friday, May 21st, golfers get started with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. before hitting the links at Crandon Park Golf Club in Key Biscayne. The day finishes with lunch and award presentations.
The event features:
- Photo opportunity with celebrities at Thursday evenings Pairings Party
- Golf with one celebrity and one injured service member or amputee athlete paired w/each group (Making fivesomes)
- 18 holes of world-class golf on Crandon Golf Key Biscayne
- On-Course contests
- Great Prizes and Giveaways
- Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove
Sponsorships are available from $500 – $25,000. The cost for players is $250 per golfer and $150 per additional guest at VIP Pairings Party. Click here for more information.