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The Love of Animals Golf Tournament Sponsors Announced

Alaqua Animal Refuge is excited to announce that Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort + Hotel Effie have stepped up as the Presenting Sponsors and Champions for the Cause at the 3rd Annual FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament. This prestigious event will unfold at The Links Golf Club at Sandestin on Saturday, June 8, 2024, where sport meets compassion in a day full of golf and goodwill.
Simba, an Alaqua Alum and the charismatic canine mascot and esteemed Director of Pet Services at Hotel Effie, is at the forefront of this noble initiative. With his spirited 'bark,' Simba is rallying participants and their four-legged companions to support a cause that is not only close to his heart but also Alaqua's—animal welfare.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Location: 165 Sandestin Blvd N, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
  • Deadline to Register: Friday, May 24, 2024
Registration Information:
  • Teams of 4 (individual players will be paired)
  • Includes 18 holes with a cart, a boxed lunch, and two drink tickets
  • Registration Fee: $250 per individual, $850 per team of four
The day's festivities kick off at 8:30 a.m. with check-in and a delicious breakfast, accompanied by a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. The golfing action tees off at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start in a scramble format. After the tournament, guests are invited to the Sunset Bay Cafe Pool Deck at Sandestin for the 'Yappy Hour' awards ceremony. Here, guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine, and host a series of exciting raffles.
Alaqua thanks these generous sponsors:
  • Presenting Sponsor and Champions for the Cause: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort + Hotel Effie
  • Top Dog: Hobbs Plumbing, Inc. In Memory Of Jordan Newsom
  • Photo & Course Photography: Spell Restaurant Group
  • Lunch Sponsor: Cafe Thirty-A
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor: Cafe Thirty-A
  • Golf Ball Sponsor: Cindy Cole Fine Homes
  • Mimosa Bar Sponsor: Amy & Ava Rogers
  • Water Bottle Sponsor: Centennial Bank
  • Driving Range Sponsors: Warren Averett CPA's and Advisors, Tibi Abbott
  • Putting Green Sponsors: Mid-Florida Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, CapersZone
  • Closest to the Hole Sponsors: Graham Construction Concepts, McNeese Title, LLC
  • In-Kind Sponsor: Tito's Vodka for Dog People
For more information or to register, please visit the event page:
About Alaqua Animal Refuge
Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, located in the panhandle of Florida. As the Southeast’s premier 501(c)3 refuge, Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. Committed to providing protection, shelter, and care to animals in need, this private, non-profit Refuge also offers an adoption center, veterinary clinic, educational outreach, and community programs that extend far beyond their geographic location. Since its inception in 2007, Alaqua, led by Founder Laurie Hood, has become a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy. Alaqua is currently in the midst of a capital campaign to complete the building of their one-of-a-kind facility—the first in the United States—on 100 acres. The new facility and sanctuary will allow Alaqua to continue to do the important work of animal rescue and rehabilitation, as well as be an educational and training center for animal welfare advocates as a place that will inspire, empower, and educate others to make change in our society and recreate the model worldwide. 
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