MEDIA RELEASE: Century 21 Blue Marlin’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $40,000 for Silver Sands School

Century 21 Blue Marlin’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $40,000 for Silver Sands School

Destin, Fla. (October 24, 2016) –Century 21 Blue Marlin hosted their 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club on Friday, October 7, 2016, benefitting the Silver Sands School. Century 21 Blue Marlin raised $40,000 for the Special Day School, which provides educational services to students who because of their mental functioning levels require services beyond those offered by other special educational programs in regular schools.


Over 200 members of the local community joined together to participate in the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament as sponsors, tournament players, silent auction item donors, food and beverage providers, and volunteers. 120 golfers were greeted with shrimp and grits from Another Broken Egg Cafe, assorted brew Grayton Beer Company and a Cut & Light Station by Shore Thing Cigars with premium cigars for golfers to enjoy. Prior to the shotgun start, golfers grabbed lunch to-go from Lenny’s Sub Shop of Destin, who set up on the driving range.Throughout the course golfers enjoyed libations including beer by Landshark’s Pizza Co., Arnold Palmers by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Chaste 850, Bloody Marys by Sunset Bay Cafe and Pineapple Rum Punch by Community Bank. Additionally, golfers enjoyed interactive hole sponsors including demo rides by Lopifit, the world’s first walking bicycle, giveaways from Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology and Eye MD of Niceville, water by Arbor Wealth Management, a straightest drive contest sponsored by The Henderson and hole in one chance to win a Buick donated by Lee Buick GMC of Crestview, Florida.


Bracken Law, PA. sponsored the clubhouse, which hosted the after party catered by Landshark’s Pizza Co. Golfers and guests enjoyed live raffles, silent auction, team and individual awards. Winning bidders and raffle prize winners went home with prizes such as a 4-day/3-night Costa Rican stay, GUSU paddle boards, sports memorabilia, local restaurant gift cards, water sports packages, and more.


Co-owners and brokers of Century 21 Blue Marlin, Johnathan Hughes and Jerry Sullivan, continue to be astounded by the community’s support of the Annual Charity Golf Tournament.


“In our fourth year, it’s awe-inspiring to see what this tournament has turned into,” Hughes said. “Every year we benefit a different charity, and every year we are reminded how blessed we are to give back.”


“Having first visited Silver Sands School in 2015, it quickly became the obvious beneficiary for our 2016 Charity Golf Tournament,” said co-broker Jerry Sullivan. “The Silver Sands School staff, students and faculty were so appreciative of our donation and we look forward to seeing what great things come to the students and facility from the funds donated.”


The money raised from the Century 21 Blue Marlin Charity Golf Tournament will be used for augmentative communication for non-verbal students, shades and coverings for the school’s playground and pool, and adaptive equipment for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy.

Century 21 Blue Marlin would like to extend a special thank you to our generous sponsors including “Head of the Class” sponsor Rodgers Kiefer Title who donated $5,000 to the tournament.
Beach Escapes Realty, Bracken Law PA., Community Bank, Emerald Coast Wealth Advisors of Raymond James, Jim Wheeler Repairs, LLC., Jordan Dennis of C21 Blue Marlin, LuLu’s, Orr Quality Pre-Owned/Porsche of Destin, Pyramid Ventures, Spinnaker Realty, Waterstone Mortgage, Buck’s Smokehouse, Harry T’s, John Lee Nissan/Mazda, Lee Chrysler Dodge and Boogies Watersports were additional tournament sponsors who made generous donations.
The Century 21 Blue Marlin Charity Golf Tournament has raised a total of approximately $85,000 for local charities to date including The Mary Lynn Burnette Foundation, The Taylor Haugen Foundation, Emerald Coast Golden Retriever Rescue and most recently, Silver Sands School.


Century 21 Blue Marlin will begin accepting nominations for the 2017 Charity Golf Tournament beneficiary February 1, 2017. All interested organizations are encouraged to email Only local, Not-For-Profit Organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (providing a copy of the IRS determination letter confirming federal tax-exempt status) are eligible for review.


Photo By Lexi Willcoxon, Proffitt PR - Century 21 Blue Marlin’s Jerry Sullivan, Leslie Sullivan, Jordan Dennis and Johnathan Hughes present Silver Sands School Principal, Jon Williams, students, staff and parents $40,000 check from Century 21 Blue Marlin 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.