Golf tournament raises money for diabetes research - The Packer

Golf tournament raises money for diabetes research

05/23/2012 08:44:00 AM
Melissa Shipman

Courtesy Diabetes Research Institute FoundationFrom left, Giovanna Garcia-Pons of Coca-Cola, tournament chairman Bruce Fishbein of The Produce Connection, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation chief operating officer Deborah Chodrow, host Don Strock and Thom Smith of The Miami Seaquarium pose at the 29th annual Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic.Bruce Fishbein of The Produce Connection joined with former Miami Dolphins quarterback Don Strock and 150 golfers to raise money for the Diabetes Research Institute.

The 29th annual Don Strock Diabetes Golf Classic was May 9 at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club, and raised $125,000 for the institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, according to a news release.

Fishbein was the tournament chairman.

Some of the celebrity participants included current Miami Dolphins players Dan Carpenter, John Denney and Brandon Fields.

Deborah Chodrow, chief operating officer for the institute’s foundation, said more than $2.5 million has been raised so far.

“Because of your support, curing diabetes has been and will continue to be the (institute’s) singular goal,” she said in the release.

Charity sponsors included The Produce Connection, Global Perishable Services LLP, American Fruit & Produce Corp., M&R Produce Distributors, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Sierra Produce, and Quality First Produce.



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