Century 21 Blue Marlin Charity Golf Tournament at Regatta Bay October 7

October 1, 2016 by SoWal Staff

Get ready to tee off for a good cause! Century 21 Blue Marlin will host their fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 7 at Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club! Proceeds will benefit the Silver Sands School, a Special Day School for exceptional students.

Silver Sands School provides educational services to students that require services beyond those offered by special educational programs in regular schools. Located in Fort Walton Beach, the school serves approximately 170 students with disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 22 from Okaloosa and Walton counties.

“Having toured Silver Sands School last year we instantly felt a need to give back,” said Century 21 Blue Marlin Co-Broker, Jerry Sullivan. “It means a lot to us to give this amazing school the recognition it deserves.”

The tournament will begin with registration at 11:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  Entrance fees are $150 for individual players or $500 to sign up a foursome. All tournament players will receive complimentary meals, cocktails, and an after party and awards ceremony following the tournament at the Regatta Bay Clubhouse. The tournament and after party are open to the public. Golfers can register a team or individually at Century 21 Blue Marlin’s Destin office at 607 Harbor Boulevard or at the Regatta Bay Clubhouse.

Now in its fourth year, the Annual Charity Golf Tournament was started by co-brokers Johnathan Hughes and Jerry Sullivan in an effort to give back to the community. Started in 2013, the tournament raised a total of $12,002.32 for the Mary Lynne Burnett Memorial Foundation, which provides scholarships to Okaloosa and/or Walton county high school students that have shown dedication to their education in spite of challenging circumstances such as the loss of a parent, major illness, etc.

Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Ted Corcoran with Century 21 Blue Marlin Co-Broker Jerry Sullivan.

In 2014, $15,087.00 was raised for The Taylor Haugen Foundation, created to honor the memory of the 15-year-old Niceville High School student who passed away after an injury sustained during a football game on August 30, 2008. The Taylor Haugen Foundation provides grants, education and funding to athletic teams, schools and districts through its YESS (Youth Equipment for Sports Safety) Program. The Foundation also recognizes and supports outstanding scholar-athletes with scholarships and awards.

Most recently, the 2015 tournament raised $16,938 for the Emerald Coast Golden Retriever Rescue (ECGRR), a 501c3 non-profit organization focused on providing medical care and finding loving homes for Golden Retrievers and other lab breeds that have been abandoned, abused or surrendered. The ECGRR covers the entire Panhandle of Florida west of Tallahassee.

A number of local businesses and community sponsors have already stepped forward as sponsors of the upcoming 2016 Charity Golf Tournament, including Rodgers Kiefer Title, PURE CRE Team of Century 21 Blue Marlin Commercial, Matthews & Jones LLP, Luxury Estates Auction Company, SETCO Services, Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, Ballard-Cannon Development, Jim Wheeler Repairs LLC, Bracken Law PA, Legendary Marine, Gregg Orr Auto, Beach Escapes Realty, LuLu’s Destin, Jordan Dennis of Century 21 Blue Marlin, Pyramid Ventures, Community Bank, Waterstone Mortgage, Harry T’s Lighthouse, Buck’s Smokehouse, Lee Automotive, Lee Nissan, Another Broken Egg of America, La Paz and Landshark’s Pizza Co. Media sponsors include Cumulus Radio,, The Walton Sun and VIP Destin Magazine.

A number of sponsorships are still available. For more information on sponsorship or to register to play please contact Bre Bailey at or call (850) 460-7777.

Follow 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament event on Facebook for more information and updates. For registration and tournament information please see event website. This event is sponsored by and featured in the SoWal Events Calendar where you can find the best of festivals and happenings on the Emerald Coast.

Century 21 Fine Homes & Estates Blue Marlin is a team of dedicated real estate agents that specialize in providing clients with an unprecedented level of personal attention. There are locations in Northwest Florida including Destin and Santa Rosa Beach. For more information, please call (850) 837-7800 or go to

Main story image courtesy of Regatta Bay Golf Club in Destin, Florida.

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