Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic

Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic

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36th Annual Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic

Many Miami Dolphins and NFL alum hit the green recently for the 36th Annual Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic, one of the longest running celebrity/amateur charity golf tournaments in the South Florida community.

Gridiron greats like Dan Marino, Nat Moore and Larry Little 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 $144,000 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 May 8, 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, Mary Beth Fishbein, Chris Fries, Norm Heinrich, Adam Homan, 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; Sierra Produce; Norm Heinrich in memory of Norma Heinrich; Mr. Greens Produce; Tropical Shipping; Quality First Produce; Miami Heat; Esserman International; Miami Dolphins; Warren Henry Auto Group; Mutual of America; Pollo Tropical; Boar’s Head; 305 Barbecue; Legal-eze and Minuteman Press. 

The tourney’s featured speaker was 11 year old Olivia Lamosa who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. She spoke of her recent participation in a clinical trial at the Diabetes Research Institute and thanked everyone in the room for their continued support which made the trial possible.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

                                   Global Perishable Services                            
M&R Produce Distributors                
 Sierra Produce          NORM HEINRICH    
               JOE SLATER         
      Mutual of America    


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