Providence Making Strides Team Makes 2016 Their Year to Shine Yet Again, Despite Hurricane

Providence Pink Classic 2016

Orlando, Fla (November 11, 2016) — It is now clear that nothing can stop the Providence Booby Brigade from raising record funds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: not even a hurricane hitting Florida the day before one of their most important events, the Pink Classic Golf Tournament, could stop them. The effort and drive of the team members became evident as they kept their eyes on the prize during the State of Emergency that Hurricane Matthew provoked on Friday, October 7th.

The Pink Classic Golf Tournament, sponsored by ABD Development Company, was held at Providence Golf Club on Saturday, October 8th as planned and ultimately brought in over $10,000. This combined with many other fundraising activities such as a Casino Night party, Zumba class, ice cream social, lucky pink ticket raffle, and the generous donations of supporters has netted the Providence team over $27,000 to donate to the cause of breast cancer prevention and awareness, and the time for receiving additional donations is not over until the end of the year.

The winning golf team at the Pink Classic were “Brown, Miles, Breth & Breth” – Troy Brown is a resident and he was joined by three friends, one of whom traveled all the way from Jacksonville because he loved the tournament so much last year. The weather was perfect and spirits were high; Providence welcomed back emcee and entertainer, Buddy Shelton, who kept everyone amused and laughing all day. The Providence Making Strides group was gratified by all the sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and supporters who made the tournament such a success.

The walk that is Orlando’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer main event was held Saturday, October 29th at Lake Eola. The walk included over 70,000 people, which was the largest turnout yet for the city that typically draws the biggest crowd in the country overall. The Providence Booby Brigade was given a special spot on tent row and was awarded the Making Strides Pacesetter Team prize for excellence in fundraising. “We are so thankful for all your support, dedication, and passion to help us raise funds that are restricted to breast cancer research, programs, and services,” declared the organizers of the Orlando walk.

“ABD had no hesitation about being the Title Sponsor of the Pink Classic Golf Tournament or about encouraging other fundraising events at Providence Golf and Country Club Community,” says Yuval Botansky, President of the Florida custom home builder and development company. “Every year the team works tirelessly, even with a hurricane bearing down on Florida, as was the case this year. We as a company are inspired by the participants’ resolve to help others, and ultimately we are pleased to build gated communities such as Providence where the luxury homes contain not just neighbors but also true, lifelong friends.”