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: 10th annual Chi Chi Pro Am raises a net $174,000 for educational programs On March 8 

Top: Raymond James Foursome including Jeff Julien, event Co-Chair Vin Campagnoli, Katie Jean and Board Chairman Tom James with their “Pro” University of Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger; Middle Left: Mark Carron receives award at Lunch; Middle Right: Jenn Holloway hosts; Bottom: Event Winners Kevin Caldwell, Brent Powers, Joe Minutolo and Adam Leuke with LPGA Pro Brittany Altomare

Top: Raymond James Foursome including Jeff Julien, event Co-Chair
Vin Campagnoli, Katie Jean and Board Chairman Tom James with
their “Pro” University of Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger; Middle Left:
Mark Carron receives award at Lunch; Middle Right: Jenn Holloway
hosts; Bottom: Event Winners Kevin Caldwell, Brent Powers, Joe
Minutolo and Adam Leuke with LPGA Pro Brittany Altomare

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 South 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 where up for bid was a trip to Park City, Utah and the Abaco Club, Bahamas, plus other fun items.  

Chairman of the Foundation’s Board, Tom James presented Co-Chair Mark Carron with a plaque honoring his ten years of dedication to leading this event.  Over the past decade it has netted over $1 ½ million dollars for Foundation educational programs from generous sponsors.  It is leaders like Mark who make our special events successful and possible. 

Co-Chairs Vin Campagnoli and Mark Carron happily announced the event raised a net amount of $174,000 that will fund 35 Academy students for the school year.  This includes support services such as The First Tee Life Skills Experience that teaches the 9 Core Values & 9 Healthy Habits through golf, plus the gardening and student shadow time that all play key roles in driving academic success. These services enhance their classroom learning and social skills while preparing them to graduate high school. 

Thank you to Presenting Sponsor Raymond James and Co-Title Sponsors Ohio National Financial Services and RSM!
 

 

 

 

Event Spotlight: 37th Annual Charity Classic Celebrates Superheroes to Chi Chi’s Kids 

This past November the Foundation celebrated supporters who have been Superheroes to Chi Chi’s kids. During the Classic’s two day fundraising event guests 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 $198,000.  Funds raised go towards the $833,000 yearly education budget serving our mission to educate and assist at-risk children by improving their self-esteem, character, work ethic, social adjustment and academic performance using the golf course as a living classroom. 

Thank you to co-title sponsors JM Family Enterprises, Raymond James and Terrazzo Marble & Supply!

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Top Left: Co-Chairs Phil & Melanie Powell; Top Right: Co-Chairs Tom & Maureen Harrington; Bottom: Board Chairman Tom James talks about the Foundation’s mission to guests during dinner.

Top Left: Co-Chairs Phil & Melanie Powell; Top Right: Co-Chairs Tom & Maureen Harrington; Bottom: Board Chairman Tom James talks about the Foundation’s mission to guests during dinner.

 

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

Board members, sponsors and their guests gathered December 18th 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 Tom Harrington and Phil Powell are excited to announce the event netted approximately $121,000 towards educational programs. Thank you Tom & Mary James and Bob & Debbie Basham for co-hosting this amazing event! 

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