Sun Sports HEAT TV broadcasters, Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino joined more than 50 of today’s biggest names in sports for the annual Reid & Fiorentino Celebrity Golf Classic presented by SHARP at the prestigious Fairmont Turnberry Isle in Aventura.
With near perfect weather conditions throughout the day, the tournament kicked-off the two-day fundraising event – Reid & Fiorentino Call Of The Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting Lauren’s Kids Foundation and the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation, as a total of 56 foursomes took to the two exclusive championship courses for an enjoyable day of competitive golf and on-course refreshments.
As participants gathered at end of the day during the post-golf awards reception, Ron Book gave a touching speech, alongside Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino, to commemorate the work of his daughter, Lauren Book and Lauren’s Kids Foundation, before a series of sports merchandise and memorabilia prizes were handed-out during the post-tournament raffle.
Competition winners were awarded custom-made Reid & Fiorentino cut-glass trophies, with first place going to the team made up of Eddie Hill, Bryan Salter, Darrell Malone, Reggie Givens and “Dancing Joe” Parrinello. 2nd place was awarded to Mark Higgs, Blair Byrnes, Bobby Cahal, Aaron Knafo and Ki Jana Carter, with 3rd place presented to Bruce Keir, Doug Donn, Bob Ethridge, Mike Stiber, Jr. and Bob Brudzinski. The 4th place prize was awarded to Charlie DeLuca, Irv Goldstein, Jim Kiely, Mike Stern and Jeff Cross, with the “Most Honest” golfing prize going to the team of Joseph Quigly, Sal Emma, Kathy Korenbaum, Randall Hill and John Bock.
Tony Fiorentino commented on this year’s Golf Classic: “We couldn’t have asked for better weather during this year’s Celebrity Golf Classic. We had a great turn-out and the tournament included some of today’s greatest athletes that gave the day a nice competitive edge. The sports and South Florida community ultimately came together for a most enjoyable day of golf that will benefit our kids in the community and throughout the region.”
“Our first event for this year’s fundraiser was a huge success,” said Eric Reid. “Seeing the room filled with all our friends and supporters over the years during the evening awards reception shows how committed the community is to helping our youth in South Florida. We thank everyone involved for making this year’s Golf Classic the best yet.”