Events

One of the best ways to get involved in the Chi Chi Rodriguez Foundation is through our many events, open to sponsors, guests, and volunteers. Contact us today to find out more information about our upcoming events.

Event Spotlight: 11th annual Chi Chi Pro Am raises a net $171,000 for educational programs On March 7

During the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resorts Academy sponsors were paired with a PGA or LPGA Pro on the prestigious resort’s North Course. Following play a lunch in the Snake Pit Club overlooking the famous 17th green of the Copperhead featured a lively auction hosted by News Channel 8’s Jenn Holloway.

Co-Chairs: Vin Campagnoli and Mark Carron
Committee: Scott Curtis, Bob Enck, Tom Harrington, Brent Kriegshauser, David Patchen and Fred Whaley

Thank you to Presenting Sponsor Raymond James and Co-Title Sponsor RSM!

Please see below for a slideshow of photos from the event.
 

 Top Left: Co-Chair & Emcee Phil Powell stands in front of the crowd; Top Right: Co-Hosts Tom & Mary James; Bottom: Co-Host Bob Basham excepts a gift from Chi Chi Academy 8th grader Cristian.

Top Left: Co-Chair & Emcee Phil Powell stands in front of the crowd; Top Right: Co-Hosts Tom & Mary James; Bottom: Co-Host Bob Basham excepts a gift from Chi Chi Academy 8th grader Cristian.

 

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: MUSIC ‘N MISTLETOE TAKES PLACE AT AMALIE ARENA

Board members, sponsors and their guests gathered December 17th to celebrate the Holiday season with Chi Chi’s Music ‘n Mistletoe event at the Amalie Arena.  Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, Live Auction and Program in the private Chase Lounge
before heading to their VIP seats in the arena for Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” concert.  Co-Chairs Phil & Melanie Powell and Scott Brown proudly announce the event netted approximately $86,000.  Funds raised go towards the $911,000 yearly education budget serving our mission to educate and assist at-risk children using the golf course as a living classroom. Thank you Tom & Mary James and Bob & Debbie Basham for co-hosting this amazing event!

 

 

 

 

Event Spotlight: 38th Annual Charity Classic celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Chi Chi & the Bear

 From Top to Bottom: Board Member Scott Curtis showing off his Closest to the Pin Flag; Board Member Bob Enck and Equinox Funds takes 2nd Place Gross during Monday golf; Event Committee Member Kiely Allen and Docuphase pose with Chi Chi; Emcee’s Jenn Holloway and Dick Crippen share a moment with Chi Chi before dinner on Sunday; the Ferree  family honors their mom Barb Ferree’s memory with a gift to the Foundation and a maple tree was planted on the golf course in her honor; Right: Co-Chairs Sean Tobe, Katie Majeski and Jessica Majeski take a photo with 7th grader Vincent during the celebration dinner. 

From Top to Bottom: Board Member Scott Curtis showing off his Closest to the Pin Flag; Board Member Bob Enck and Equinox Funds takes 2nd Place Gross during Monday golf; Event Committee Member Kiely Allen and Docuphase pose with Chi Chi; Emcee’s Jenn Holloway and Dick Crippen share a moment with Chi Chi before dinner on Sunday; the Ferree
family honors their mom Barb Ferree’s memory with a gift to the Foundation and a maple tree was planted on the golf course in her honor; Right: Co-Chairs Sean Tobe, Katie Majeski and Jessica Majeski take a photo with 7th grader Vincent during the celebration dinner. 

This year, the Classic celebrated what started the
Foundation’s campaign to expand 30 years ago. The
Chi Chi & the Bear were four Pro Am style fundraising events featuring Chi Chi and Jack Nicklaus that raised the initial $2.5 million to build the current 170 acre campus of the Academy, The First Tee, Golf Club and Sports Complex. 

During the Classic’s two day fundraising event, the sold out crowd enjoyed two golf tournaments and dinner by Baystar Restaurant Group at Nielsen’s campus in Oldsmar.  

Event Co-Chairs Jessica Majeski, Katie Majeski and Sean Tobe proudly announce the event netted approximately $205,000.  Funds raised go towards the $911,000 yearly education budget serving our mission to educate and assist at-risk children using the golf course as a living classroom. 
 
Thank you to co-title sponsors JM Family Enterprises and Raymond James!
 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the amazing video of our 2016 Charity Classic by our friends at Farmore Marketing below!

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