Photo shows a golf fairway with mountains in the background and a golf cart. On the front of the golf cart is the Longbow Golf Club logo. Two sets of golf clubs are loaded in behind. A man sits in the driver's seat and looks at his companion, a man using a manual wheelchair wearing an orange golf shirt. They smile at each other in conversation.

2017 – 360 Charity Golf Tournament Event Recap

LivAbility Magazine

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Another Year of Community Support

Photos by Johanna Huckeba

Photo shows four men in a humorous position. In the foreground, the young man looks poised to break dance, the one behind him crouches, the one behind him sits in a wheelchair, and the one behind him stands up. They all stare intently at a golf ball in a comic position.The 360Charity Golf Tournament presented by Lovitt & Touché was held Friday, September 22nd at Longbow Golf Club for the second year.

“Lovitt & Touché was honored to serve as the presenting sponsor for the 360Charity Golf Tournament. Ability360 holds a special place in our hearts, and it was with much pleasure that we helped the organization raise awareness and funds to support and empower people with disabilities,” said Lovitt & Touché CEO, Charles Touché.

This year’s winning foursome was Josh Belkin, Morris Lippert, Blake Isakson and Tara Trzinski. Second place went to David Reese, Dr. Wayne Kuhl, Tim Bunn and Jason Graber.

Each foursome included a member of the Ability360 community, both members and staff with and without disabilities, to put our mission of being inclusive for all into action as well as have an opportunity to educate the other golfers on Ability360 throughout the round of golf. We were honored to have many of our sponsors return this year.

Photo of Bob Hobbs, Jr. swinging his golf club on the fairway.“This is my second year as a sponsor and participant of this great event. Ability360 provides an amazing platform for individuals with disabilities to become more independent. It also allows them to continue pursuing their dreams. I am very proud to a part of this event and I look forward to continuing our support of Ability360 for years to come,” said Keith Gapusan, President and CEO of P3 Capital Management, LLC.

The annual helicopter ball drop raffle was again a huge success with over 1,200 balls sold. The lucky first place winner of a Phoenix Suns luxury suite during the 2017-2018 season including 16 tickets and four parking passes was Katrina Hinsberg. The ultimate home tailgate party complete with a Sony 43-inch HD TV, catering services from Chef Michael and bartending services from Hey Bartender! LLC went to Jody Sarchett. And last but not least, Nick Pecors and a guest will enjoy the Greenskeeper package for two including one valet parking pass for Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open presented by the Ak-Chin Indian community. Special thanks to the Phoenix Suns, Acoustic Designs, Richard Howell, Chef Michael and Hey Bartender! LLC and Thunderbirds Charities for their generous donations to this fundraiser.Photo shows an orange golf cart. Man in foreground is a young man with baseball cap and sunglasses and an above-the-knee prosthetic device. Sitting beside him, an older man with a silver mustache, sunglasses, and baseball cap, and a golf scorecard.

With the continued support of the community, Ability360 is impacting lives and growing daily! In the past year, membership has reached over 2,000 at the Sports & Fitness Center. The Center is gaining national attention and was the proud host of the USQRA National Quad Rugby Championships in April 2017. They will again host this event in April 2018.

Photo shows a golf fairway with mountains in the background and a golf cart. On the front of the golf cart is the Longbow Golf Club logo. Two sets of golf clubs are loaded in behind. A man sits in the driver's seat and looks at his companion, a man using a manual wheelchair wearing an orange golf shirt. They smile at each other in conversation.“I’d like to thank all of our contributing sponsors, especially our lead sponsor Lovitt & Touché, and our event host, our friends at Longbow Golf Club. I would also like to thank all of our volunteers who have worked so hard to make today’s charity golf tournament a huge success. We are so grateful and appreciative of the generosity and support we have received,” said Ability360’s President and CEO, Phil Pangrazio.



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Special Thanks to Our Generous 2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
 
 
Platinum
Longbow Golf Club
 
Gold
Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Incorporated
 
 
US Bank
Fifty Seasons, 1968 to 2018, Phoenix Suns
Jerry Colangelo Center for Sports Philanthropy, Arizona Community Foundation
 
 
Silver

Jani King logo
Performance Mobility
Cigna
Arizona Coyotes
P3 Capital Management LLC
Artificial Limb Specialists
North and Co, Real Estate by Trade, Richard Howell, 602-317-1577, richard@northandco.com
Making a Difference, Thunderbirds Charities.
Acoustic Designs
Stacy and Witbeck
 
Bronze

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Ronin Consulting