Glen Rice Celebrity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Children’s Crisis Center

(left to right) Glen Rice, former NBA All-Star, Livan Hernandez, former Major League baseball pitcher, Michel Valdez and Ryan Keltz stand together as they golf at the Glen Rice Celebrity Golf Tournament

Nearly 100 golfers and celebrities teed off at the Biltmore golf course on October 7, 2021, swinging away for a special cause. For the first time the tournament took place at the elite, upscale, Biltmore Golf Course. Guests enjoyed a day full of fun complete with 18 holes of golf, lunch and a dinner awards celebration.

Participants helped to raise more than $100,0000 for the Children’s Crisis Center. A worthy cause said celebrity golfers such as former Major League Baseball pitcher, Livan Hernandez, and former NBA All Star Glen Rice. 

“Ever since I came to Miami, when I was drafted by the Miami Heat, I’ve had a devotion to give back to the community,” said Rice. “CHI is doing great things for the community and trying to help those who are less fortunate and I’m all about that.”

(left to right) Anthony Acevedo, CHI Foundation President, Brodes H. Hartley Jr., CEO, Larry Renouf, Elias Feanny, Gaston Rodriguez, Kenny Sowma and Glen Rice hang together as the 1st place foursome winners receive their prices.

“I want to thank everyone for making this day possible,” said Brodes H. Hartley, Jr., CHI CEO. “We are definitely swinging for a great cause. What a beautiful day of partnership and philanthropy!”

CHI President, Blake Hall, played golf and reflected on the day’s big wins. “This is a win for children who are struggling with their own mental health. The support from this tournament will change lives and that’s a big deal. It means together we can heal our community.”

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