Many Miami Dolphins and NFL alum hit the green recently for the 37th Annual Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic, one of the longest running celebrity/amateur charity golf tournaments in the South Florida community.
Gridiron greats like Nat Moore, Eddie Hill, John Offerdahl, Bob Brudzinski and Lawrence Taylor among others participated in this year’s tourney, hosted by former Miami Dolphins quarterback Don Strock and chaired by philanthropist Bruce Fishbein, which raised over $125,000 for the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) and its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes.
The continued support of NFL alumni and the South Florida produce and shipping industries make the annual tournament, held at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club in Miami, a great success. To date, the Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic has raised more than $3 million for the DRI.
On October 6, golfers brought their A-game onto the course, enjoyed a cocktail hour and successful live and silent auctions to benefit the DRI. This year’s event committee members are: Brian Cullen, Norm Heinrich, Bruce Schumin, Oscar Sotolongo, Doug Tannehill, Parker Tannehill and Joe Vega.
The Committee extends much gratitude to Golf Sponsor Lennar Foundation and other sponsors including many in the South Florida produce business and shipping industries including GPS Global Perishable Services, LLP; King Ocean Services; Premier Produce; Aloha Freightways; M & R Produce Distributors; Brian Cullen; Sierra Produce; Norm Heinrich; Tropical Shipping; Quality First Produce; Esserman International; Cohen Legal Group; Miami Dolphins Foundation; Shamrock Produce & Brokerage; Pro Ex International; Sotolongo Farms; UBC Wealth Management; Joe Slater; Warren Henry Auto Group; Mutual of America; Pollo Tropical; Boar’s Head; Hooters of South FL; Legal-eze and Minuteman Press of Vero Beach.
Photo Credit: Andrew Milne Photography