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Noah’s Ark 2020 Golf Tournament – An Overwhelming Success!

Noah’s Ark 2020 Golf Tournament – An Overwhelming Success!

“THANK YOU” tournament sponsors, golfers & volunteers

Thank you to all that donated their time, resources and talents to help make Noah’s Ark’s Golf Tournament a great success.  Your kindness enriches the lives of our residents and members on their journey of leading full independent, and meaningful lives.


Please take a moment to view our sponsor logos and consider supporting these generous organizations.

Congratulations to tournament winners:

Longest Drive

Joel Helm & Jennifer Wedlock

Closest to the Pin

Mike Carter & Niki Bryan


1st – Rudy Ilic, Zoran Ilic, Rick DeVane & Robbie Davis

2nd – Antony Martorana, Kenny Davis, Eric Decker, Steve Smith

3rd – Greg Garber, Sam Garber, Steve Erskine



Most Fun

David Bratcher, Dave Bratcher, Jeovanni Ayala-Luo




A special shout out to our golf committee members and behind-the-scenes heroes – we could not have done this without you!!

Bernita Gigowski            Pat Hatcher
Suzanne Trueblood       Sandra Johnson
Bart Trueblood               Mary Beth Mullen
Gig Gigowski                   Cindy Racette
Josh Henson                    Carole Stillinger
Mickie Brown
Gary Brown
Ray Paoli
Joyce Mander


Also thanks to Catherine Cozzy and the Noah’s Angels Choir – they were fantastic!

A message from Executive Director, Dave Bratcher

Three things were needed to make the tournament a success; A robust and focused committee with a cadre of volunteers that believe in the success of Noah’s Ark, Sponsors that believe in giving to the greater community in which they live, and golfers that come out and play to support of a worthy cause.

The past two years, we had a trifecta. The committee worked tirelessly, and at one point, they were down a member; however, she came back strong. The sponsors were very generous to the community, and the golfers all did their part; they showed up played had fun. One team even received a trophy for having the most fun (a high score of 85), and yes, I did have fun. Following the round of golf, there was fried chicken and all the fixings.

The giving did not stop with just the golf. The silent auction was a big hit, and some bidding wars ensued; items went from $75 to $1000.

I want to take this time to thank the committee chairs Suzanne Trueblood and Bernita Gigowski, for their hard work and consistent effort to pull off such a great event. We all know they had their posse out working to solicit raffle items, and they, too, did a great job. I cannot thank the sponsors enough; JBurns, Day and Night Tire, Saddle Creek Logistics, Cannon Automotive Group, Liberty Rebar, Summit Consulting, Germaine Surveying, Paoli family, Interstate Battery of Lakeland, Interstate Battery throughout the South East, Badcock & More Furniture, and Michael Curry to name a few.

Thank you for sharing your day with us; we look forward to seeing you again.

And last but not least, Noah’s Singers left me with goosebumps; thank you for being you.

Noah’s Ark of Central Florida advocates on behalf of individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and provides or facilitates choices for meaningful employment, social and recreational opportunities, and affordable housing in an inclusive community.  Interested in learning more? – CONTACT US.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event – reserve your spot for December 13

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