On Friday, May 1, 2015, 14 foursomes took to the links at Miami Beach Golf Club in the Lowell S. and Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation Challenge Tournament – Par For The Horse 2015 to benefit South Florida SPCA Horse Rescue. The 12th annual edition exceeded all expectations, reaching new milestones and breaking a fundraising record for the event.

An overview:

  • Over 100 guests plus golfers attended the after-party, buffet dinner and silent auction.
  • More women than ever played this year.
  • The Winning Team:  Templeton & Franklin Veterinary Associates.
  • “Bringing up the Rear:” The Fore Fillies from Ocean Reef Golf Club.
  • Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Greico presented the South Florida SPCA Board of Directors with a proclamation making Friday, May 1, 2015 South Florida SPCA Day.

Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Greico presenting the proclamation making May 1, 2015 South Florida SPCA Day. Photo: Ken Tannenbaum.

“I am pleased to report that The Lowell S. & Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation Challenge Tournament • 2015 Par For The Horse Golf Event raised a record $95,000 and counting for South Florida SPCA.  We can’t adequately thank all of you who played in the tournament, provided sponsorship support, attended the dinner, and participated in the silent auction and raffle.  Of particular note was the live auction contribution by Oceania Cruises of a 12-day cruise from London to Copenhagen on the luxury ship m/s Marina, which brought a winning bid of $11,000,” said John Capurso, South Florida SPCA Executive Director.

Event Chair Nancy Piacentino remarked, “The weather was perfect, our emcee Joe Johnson was wonderful, the course was ready to a “tee,” and the food was absolutely fantastic. We are grateful to title sponsor The Lowell S. and Betty L. Dunn Family Foundation for generously matching our challenge goal of $30,000, and to all our sponsors, golfers, donors, attendees, volunteers and committee for making this year’s event such an unprecedented success.”

Special thanks to Ellyn Robinson for the beautiful table decorations, and to Susie Martell and Ken Tannenbaum for photographing the event. Download high resolution images from Ken Tannenbaum’s site: CLICK HERE.

The South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an independent non-profit 501(c3) organization operating under the guidelines of Florida State Statues Chapter 828 which defines animal cruelty, abandonment and neglect. It is not part of or supported by a national or governmental agency, nor associated with the A.S.P.C.A. or any other agency or charity. Operating funds come from the donations of money, services and personal efforts of private individuals and companies. Our CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) number is: South Florida SPCA Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  – 13214