Halifax Health Named the Title Sponsor of the 58th Annual Riviera Open

Pictured are (L-R): Halifax Health – Foundation Executive Director Joe Petrock, Denise Breneman, Will Breneman and Eric Meyers.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (November 29, 2018) – Halifax Health is the title sponsor of the 58th Annual Riviera Open pro-am golf tournament, which takes place November 30 - December 2, at Riviera Country Club, 500 Calle Grande Street, Ormond Beach.  Considered the “Grand Daddy of Professional Mini-Tour Golf,” the event is a part of the Florida Professional Golf Tour.

“Halifax Health is proud to be the title sponsor of this year’s Riviera Open as well as the recipient of the event’s proceeds which will benefit the University of Florida Health Heart and Vascular Surgery Program at Halifax Health.  This iconic pro-am event, which is played on one of our area’s most beautiful courses, means a great deal to the local golfing community,” says Joe Petrock, executive director of Halifax Health - Foundation.  He adds, “As a golf enthusiast myself, I am especially pleased to see the participation of our local Special Olympian golfers in this prestigious event.”

Top pro-am golfers from throughout the United States and Canada are expected to compete in this year’s event, including: two-time Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Matt Every, Jacksonville Beach; Jeff Sorenson, Blaine, Minnesota; Rod Perry, New Smyrna Beach; and last year’s winner Bryan Fox, Roswell, Georgia. 

The Riviera Open will also include a golf clinic for Special Olympians from Volusia and Flagler counties on November 29.  The clinic will be led by several golf professionals.  Several local athletes participating in the clinic all medaled in this year’s Special Olympics Florida state golf championship. 

“As a healthcare leader in our community for more than 90 years, Halifax Health’s partnership with Riviera Country Club, which has been one of the area’s most popular courses for more than 65 years, makes perfect sense.  Both Halifax Health and Riviera Country Club contribute greatly to the health and vitality of our community,” Petrock says. 

For more information about the Riviera Open, call 386.677.2464.

About Special Olympics Florida - Volusia County

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults eight years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Special Olympics Florida - Volusia County serves 1,789 athletes in Volusia and Flagler counties and offers 15 sports, including soccer, tennis, volleyball, golf, cheerleading, softball, bowling, and stand up paddle boarding.  specialolympicsflorida.org/volusia

About Riviera Country Club

Established in 1953, Riviera Country Club in Ormond Beach welcomes golfers from around the world.  The 18-hole, par 71 course was named one of Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play in 2008-2009.  Riviera Country Club features a complete pro shop with the latest in golf gear, a driving range and practice chipping and putting area.  rivcc.com

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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