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3rd Annual Woody Golf Classic Is May 1 at Miami International Links Charitable Event to Benefit the Buoniconti Fund

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Miami, Fla. – March 31, 2014 – The Woody Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding persons with severe spinal injuries, is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Woody Golf Classic will be held at Miami International Links on Thursday, May 1. The beneficiary of this year’s charity golf tournament event is The Buoniconti Fund, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

The Woody Golf Classic begins with registration and lunch at 11:30 am at Miami International Links, located at 1802 NW 37th Avenue in Miami, followed by a shotgun start at 1 pm. The Awards Dinner follows the tournament at 5:30 pm. This fun event includes not only meals and beverages, but also signature prizes and games at every hole. The tournament entry fee is $350; individual tickets to the Awards Dinner may be purchased for $50. For more information on participating in or sponsoring the event, please visit www.woodyfoundation.org, email info@woodyfoundation.org or call 305-790-9469.

The Woody Foundation wishes to thank the many sponsors who have committed to the tournament to date, including: Heffner Family Fund, Burlington, Coffey, LP, The Beckham Family, The Garner Foundation, Aetna Insurance, Dade Medical College, First Insurance Funding, Goldsmith Family Foundation, JM Private Insurance, AB Risk Specialists, Premium Assignment Corp, The Slick Family, Rosenfeld Group, Joe & Orla Imbesi, Florida Intracoastal Underwriters, Greater Miami Visitors & Convention Bureau, James & Gene Beckham, Evan Jones Decorating & Painting, Hull & Company, Williamson Cadillac Buick GMC, Crippen Buick GMC Mazda Volvo, Miami Club Rum, Lexus of West Kendall, Elevee Slacks, Ed & Carol Strongin,  CIC Fine Jewelry Design, Rocky Young, Claire Castellano, Bill Castellano, Solair Group, Sir Galloway Cleaners, Norman Morris, Tonkinson Financial, Aegis Financial Services, Deering Bay Group, Gulliver Schools, John P. Hess, PA., and Heidi Mercer.

The Woody Foundation also is planning more fundraising events for 2014. These include:

  • The 4th Annual Lionfish Bash, August 15-18, 2014. Thursday night is the Send Off Party in Miami overlooking Biscayne Bay. The weekend’s events are held at Bimini Sands Resort in South Bimini in the Bahamas. Friday evening is the Captain’s Meeting by the Infinity Pool; Saturday is the Lionfish Bash (note lobster will also be in season) with party and awards that evening at Bimini Twist. On Sunday, enjoy the Bimini Sands Resort and head back to reality.
  • 2nd Annual Woodystock, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Peacock Park in Miami. Bring the entire family and enjoy several local musical artists as well as the beautiful surroundings of Coconut Grove.

“We look forward to a very successful Woody Golf Classic in order to continue our legacy of helping our spinal cord injured community. Thanks to our many donors for making all of these gifts possible,” said Bill Beckham, president of The Woody Foundation.

About The Woody Foundation
The Woody Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization formed in 2011 to raise funds for the recovery of people with spinal cord injuries. The namesake of The Foundation – James “Woody” Beckham – suffered his spinal cord injury making a rugby tackle in January 2011. His family and friends have bonded together to support Woody by making donations to local charities that help others with similar spinal cord injuries. For more information, visit www.woodyfoundation.org.

About the Buoniconti Fund
In 1985, Barth Green, M.D. and NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti helped found The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis after Nick’s son, Marc, sustained a spinal cord injury during a college football game. Today, The Miami Project is one of the world’s most comprehensive spinal cord injury research centers. Based at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, The Miami Project’s international team of more than 300 scientists and clinicians take innovative approaches to the challenge of spinal cord and brain injury. They are committed to finding a cure for paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury and to seeing millions worldwide walk again

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