Orlando, Florida, January 5, 2017 – (INTUITION) – Festiva Development Group, a leader in the privately held vacation ownership industry, hosted its 5th Festiva Charitable Fund Golf Tournament which raised over $80,000 in donations. The tournament teed off at the Wachesaw Plantation East golf course in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina on October 4th, 2016.
Founded in 2006, the Festiva Charitable Fund’s primary focus is to provide a flexible endowment fund to promote youth education, eliminate poverty in the community, and respond to extraordinary global events. This year’s proceeds reached an astounding grand total of $84,772.26.
The charity’s enormous achievement would not have been possible without help from the generous sponsors, forming 26 teams and 104 players. The first place winning team, Patrick Capital Partners Team, was followed by Festiva’s Sales Team Hightower in second place, and Festiva Sales Team Fender in third.
“We were thrilled to have another successful golf tournament to benefit the Festiva Charitable Fund this year. We are so grateful for our sponsors, players and volunteers who work hard to make this event a success, and we’re always so honored to be able to help so many communities where our resorts are located through donations from the fund,” said Herbert “Butch” Patrick, Jr., co-founder and president of Festiva Development Group.
The successful event is a testament to the company’s mission of giving back and creating a lasting change in communities where its employees live and work. Over the years, the Festiva Charitable Fund has raised approximately $305,500 through the golf tournaments alone.
Festiva’s commitment to giving back began with the development of its first resort in 2000 which is located in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The extensive number of desirable vacation destinations led the company to become one of the most favorable privately held vacation ownership companies in the United States. Driven by its commitment to improving people’s lives by providing a lifetime of travel, Festiva markets and sells vacation ownership through its innovating points-based membership program.
The Festiva Charitable Fund is managed by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and expanding philanthropy. For more information on the Charitable Fund or The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, visit Festiva’s homepage or the CFWNC site.