December 20, 2012

Pop The Cork On “Reds And Whites On The Green” At The Allianz Championship “Grapes On The Green” Golf & Wine Experience To Benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital Saturday, February 9, 2013


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BOCA RATON, FL (December 12, 2011)— No need to wait for the 19th hole; the fourth annual Allianz Championship “Grapes On The Green” Golf & Wine Experience presented by the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel brings the libations to the green as part of the 2013 tournament event week with this social power play for charity. Wine connoisseurs and golf enthusiasts alike will get the chance to hobnob on the green with legends of golf while sampling reds and whites from the private wine collections of golf pros’ own vineyards while overlooking the 18th green on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

In addition to indulging in the varietals from labels owned by PGA pros and international vineyards at this special “event within the event” that benefits Boca Raton Regional Hospital, attendees will enjoy culinary samplings from top area restaurants, appearances by golf legends and live entertainment at close of tournament play, and a special VIP experience auction.

The tasting will be held between the 18th green and the driving range during second round of championship play, where attendees can watch the action unfold from a private area. Special highlights for guests include the chance to participate in a special raffle with VIP experiences and a silent auction as part of the fundraising efforts driving proceeds to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

In addition to bringing the legendary champions of golf to Boca Raton for a celebrated week-long PGA Champions Tour event, the Allianz Championship will be driving all net proceeds to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Florida will again play host to the event February 4-10, 2013. The Allianz Championship, with a purse of $1.8 million, is the Champions Tour’s first full-field tournament of the season, and first of the early-season Florida swing with the Golf Channel televising live all three rounds of the championship from The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. Visit for updates, to purchase VIP tickets, and to learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

Event co-chairs are Melissa Whelchel, Corporate Health & Wellness Specialist at Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Jay Whelchel, Principal and Founder of Whelchel Partners Real Estate Services; Kristy Hartofilis, President and Broker of Whelchel Partners Real Estate Services; and Nick Hartofilis, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Examination Manager. The event committee includes Bonnie and Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications; Greg Kaylor, Boca Raton Bridge Hotel; Ingrid Fulmer and Alan Kaye, Coldwell Banker Commercial; Linda Petrakis, Coldwell Banker Residential; David Katz, Gitterman & Associates Wealth Management; and Cary Roman,   

Tickets for the Allianz Championship “Grapes On the Green” Golf & Wine Experience are $85 per person. Ticket packages include the Twosome Package at $200 that includes two tickets, two passes to the Michelob Ultra Partners Club located on the 18th fairway including food & beverage during the Allianz Championship and one Saturday VIP parking pass; and the Fuzzy Zoeller Package at $750 that includes four tickets to the Grapes on the Green Golf & Wine Experience, four passes to the Club 18 Skybox for Saturday, Feb. 9th and four Saturday VIP parking passes. Sponsorship packages are available.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit, call the tournament office at (561) 241-GOLF or e-mail Anthony Greco at

About Allianz Championship
The 2013 Allianz Championship, in its seventh consecutive year at The Old Couse at Broken Sound, will bring the legends of golf to Boca Raton from February 4th to 10th for the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season. Its 2012 champion Corey Pavin is set to defend his title as challengers Tom Lehman (2011 champion; 2011 and 2012 Schwab Cup winner); Bernhard Langer (2010 champion), Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Fuzzy Zoeller, Tom Watson, Fred Funk and Champions Tour newcomers Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie vie for a $1.8 million purse with all three rounds televised live nationwide on The Golf Channel. The Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the event as well as for the distribution of all charitable funds, as all net tournament proceeds “chip-in” to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Managed by Pro Links Sports with title sponsor Allianz Life insurance Company, the annual tournament has attracted 31 of the top 34 professionals on the money list. For skybox tickets and other hospitality, call: 561-241-GOLF (4653) or visit Follow us at and on Twitter @AllianzChamp.

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Born out of community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM for the eighth year in a row and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospital in 2011 and 2012, both by HealthGrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the second consecutive year in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2012 - 2013 Best Hospitals listing as a top ranked hospital in the South Florida metropolitan area.
About Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities:
The Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities (BRCGC) is a year ‘round 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization; its board serves as the operational and financial oversight group for the annual Allianz Championship as well as the oversight group for the distribution of all charitable funds. All net tournament proceeds will benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital with other independent PGA-related fundraising initiatives offered to all South Florida nonprofits such as its Birdies Fore Charity. Champions Tour events generate significant sums of money for charity; the three tours of the PGA and their tournaments reached the $1.5 billion mark in charitable, more than all other professional sports combined.

About The Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with many of its 30 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2013 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour’s leading player. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2012, tournaments on all three Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Tour) generated more than $122 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR’s website is, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Follow us at Tour and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.


December 12, 2012

The Order of St. John Commandery of Florida Distributes $275,000 to Local Charities, Countess de Hoernle’s 100th Birthday Benefit Gala Produces Holiday Gift for Thousands in South Florida

Boca Raton, FL (December 10, 2012) – The 23 Members of one of the world’s oldest Orders of Chivalry approved the distribution of $275,000 to six local charities just in time for the upcoming holiday season. The funds were raised mostly from a single event, the local philanthropist Countess de Hoernle’s 100th Birthday benefit gala held on September 24th. Boca Raton-based Order of St. John Commandery of Florida produced and presented the event.

A revered member and patroness of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, Dame Henrietta attended the meeting that awarded five life-changing charitable awards that averaged more than $40,000 each to Boca Helping Hands, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc. Homeless Veterans Initiative, HomeSafe and Spirit of Giving Network.

The OSJ Commandery of Florida’s holiday gift provides funding for: Boca Helping Hands’ “Blessings In A Backpack” weekend meals for children and cover the organization’s daily lunch program for one day each week for one year; Family Promise of South Palm Beach County’s Child Care Program; Gulfstream Goodwill’s “Project Success” and “Project Succeed” services for its clients, particularly residents living in Homeless Veteran’s Residential Housing; HomeSafe’s “Safety Net” program offering immediate intervention and prevention services to victims of domestic violence and their children and its “Life Skills” life management program; and Spirit of Giving Network’s pre-school medical screenings program as well as major support for its “Community Back to School Bash” that annually distributes backpacks, school supplies and clothing for school-age children of low income families.

In a separate action, an additional $20,000 grant was made to FoundCare, Inc., located in West Palm Beach, to provide dental care for those without medical insurance and $5,000 to the OSJ’s New York and New Jersey Commanderies for distribution to relief agencies helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Gala Chair and local Commandery leader, Commander Isabelle Paul DCGSJ, said “The mission of our 1,000-year old Order of St. John has always been to care for the sick and poor. Our sister in St. John, the Countess de Hoernle, is a model of local charitable giving and the celebration of her centenary resulted in what we believe to the largest gift produced from a single OSJ event—her 100th birthday,” she added.

OSJFL Members, C100 Gala Chairs, C100 Charity Execs with Countess de Hoernle
(Standing L to R) Greg Schultz (C100 Event CEO), Ellen Labrie (OSJFL Secretary), Michael Diamant (Board President, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County), Gary Peters (Board President, Boca Helping Hands), Matthew Ladika (CEO, HomeSafe), Karen Krumholtz (Executive Director, Spirit of Giving Network), Doug Paton (Board President, Spirit of Giving Network), Brian Edwards (VP Marketing & Development, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries), Marvin Tanck (CEO, Gulfstream Goodwill Industries), and James Labrie (OSJFL Philanthropy Committee Chair).


December 05, 2012

California Pizza Kitchen Debuts New Flagship Location in Sawgrass Mills Unveiling the California-Style Pizza Authority’s “Reimagined” Brand Vision

CPK’S Next Chapter Is Reflected in Every Detail
of New Prototype
 From Redesigned Pizza Counter, 
Celebrated Return of Hand-Tossed California-Style Pizzas,
Innovative Beverage Offerings
Including New Signature Cocktails and Flights of Wine

LOS ANGELES (December 3, 2012)—California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority on California-style pizza and creator of the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, opened its new flagship restaurant today at Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, FL, officially unveiling the company’s new physical space, repositioning of its iconic pizza hearth and new beverage offerings. According to CPK CEO G.J. Hart, the new 5,390-square-foot venue with a 1,000-square-foot wraparound patio with outdoor couch and lounge seating “brings CPK back to its roots as a company that embraces all the things that made it what it is—beginning with California creativity.”

CPK Brings California Creativity to Every Meal

Being ‘Californian’ is not about a place; it’s a mindset,” noted Hart. “California has never really followed the rules. Thus we are constantly experimenting and trying new things.”

With its new ‘reimagined’ concept demonstrated at its new flagship restaurant in Sawgrass Mills, California Pizza Kitchen plans to bring a stronger California infusion to locations throughout the country and continue to serve up a fresh, hip, energetic, interactive atmosphere for its guests. 

At the new restaurant, guests will notice a totally re-created communal space with flexible, less structured indoor seating, including a family-style table seating 16, versus traditional fixed built-in booths. Other new seating options include a large social-styled bar near the entrance or an outdoor terrace fitted with comfortable lounge seating areas and fire pits. California Pizza Kitchen’s traditional pizza counter has been re-designed to make the hearth an even bigger focal point, giving guests the opportunity to interact with CPK’s pizza chefs and watch them at work as they now hand-stretch and toss CPK’s signature pizza dough.

California’s notable environmental roots are evident in CPK’s use of unfinished reclaimed wood in and outside of the restaurant. Trestlewood planks salvaged from the Great Salt Lake railroad trestle don the entrance and patio walls.  Reclaimed solid Timber Oak Planks reused from old barn timbers throughout America, and painstakingly refurbished to retain knot holes, hand-tooling marks, nail holes, and other character marks flank the bar and Herringbone walls. Tables are made of salvaged solid American White Oak rough sawn wood with natural knot holes, variations and other character marks.

“The reclaimed wood offers a casual, but refined feel,” noted Hart.  “Very warm in color.”

To further transport California into the South Florida locale, a gallery of canvases fills a large wall with black and white photos of California interspersed with full-color photographs of favorite local spots.

Taking The Menu To The Next Level: Surprising, Eyebrow Raising, Smile Making

“Food isn’t meant to be timeless, it should be surprising yet accessible,” noted California Pizza Kitchen Senior Vice President of Culinary Innovation Brian Sullivan. “California Pizza Kitchen put California pizza on the map, and forever changed the way people thought about pizza because being Californian means daring to re-imagine the norm—to discover something new. The perfect dish should raise an eyebrow and make you smile.”

CPK’s authentic California approach to cooking and dining means creating interesting, freshly-made items prepared with high quality ingredients and uncomplicated pairings (flavors, dishes, beverages). Its new menu and beverage offerings have been designed to encourage guests to go on culinary adventures including three wine flight options: Keep Calm and Chardonnay, California Reds and Adventurous, each allowing guests to experience three, 3-ounce glasses of different wines from the menu. Eight signature cocktails are also being introduced including “Route 1,” made with Hangar 1 Mandarin Blosson Vodka and 1800 Silver Tequila and a Strawberry Basil Martini made with VeeV Acai Spirt, Perfect Puree Strawberry and fresh agave sour. 

“We want our guests to be as inspired by food as we are,” added Sullivan. “We believe that great meals start with great people—people who have passion for creating the best dining experience possible. At our core, we’re passionate about creating meals that you can’t find anywhere else. We embrace culinary traditions—but we’re always looking for ways to make them new, which means bolder and unexpected ingredients and flavors.”

The Guest Experience Moving Forward

“While some of the new concept elements have been tested in other CPK locations, this new flagship restaurant features a comprehensive demonstration of what’s in store for guests in the company’s next chapter,” added Hart.  “Based on layout and building specifications of other CPK locations, we will be incorporating elements of the new design where we can.”

The new flagship, the seventh full-service CPK in South Florida, will open with its location at Sawgrass Mills Mall in The Oasis, across from Nordstrom Rack at 2610 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, FL 33323. Operating hours (including curbside take-out with designated reserved parking) are Sunday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. -11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-12 midnight. For more information, call (954) 465-2041; fax number for take orders is (954) 845-1192. 

About California Pizza Kitchen
Born in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of creative dishes, from signature California-style hearth-baked pizzas, creative salads, pastas, soups and sandwiches. A SoCal classic, CPK incites international cravings in over 10 different countries. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen visit Follow them on Twitter @calpizzakitchen and like on Facebook at

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