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Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational

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Next weekend it’s the Annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational at the Country Club of Landfall! Now in its 16th year this non-profit event brings together celebrities, sponsors, and the public for a weekend of fun and golf. The golf tournament is held in honor of baseball great, Willie Stargell, who died of kidney disease in 2001.

The event starts Saturday morning on November 10th at 9:00am – 3:00pm with a celebrity golf practice round. Later that night, the Willie Stargell Dinner and Dance will take place at 6:00 in the Landfall Ballroom. The golf tournament begins Sunday morning at 8:00 with a light breakfast for the golfers, followed by a shotgun start at 9:00. The event wraps up with lunch and an award ceremony at 2:00pm.

Celebrities at this year’s event are Olympians, actors, retired coaches, and retired athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and college athletes. A few celebrity attendees include, Gregory Lloyd, Trot Nixon, Arthur Cullbreath, John Bunting, and Kelly Edge.

The Willie Stargell Foundation’s mission is to provide funds to support kidney disease research and treatment for those suffering from the disease. In April of this year the Foundation awarded $165,000 in grants.

For more on the Willie Stargell Foundation visit their website http://www.williestargellfoundation.org.

Pink Ribbon Golf Event

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This week the Pink Ribbon Golf Event is taking place at the Country Club of Landfall. Open to all CCL lady golf members and their guests, this event it limited to the first 100 players. The event starts at 12:30pm on September 12th at the Nicklaus Golf Course. In addition to the golf there will be door prizes and a raffle. Following the tournament there will be post golf gathering at 5:30pm in the Nicklaus Clubhouse Ballroom, which includes drinks by signature and hors d’oeuvres. This tournament is a wonderful event that brings women together and raises funds for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation Pink Ribbon Project.

Landfall Foundation Art Show and Sale

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The 19th Annual Landfall Foundation Art Show and Sale took place last week. The show featured over 100 pieces from North Carolina artists, which were judged by Margaret “Maggie” Worthington. The 2017 art show raised an impressive amount, over $80,000 in sales and received a net of $30,000 after artist fees. Landfall Realty is a proud sponsor of the Art Show and Sale. 

The Landfall Foundation donates and changes the lives of every day people in need in the Wilmington community. There are 74 organizations that receive grants from the foundation; a few include The Cameron Art Museum, Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, NourishNC, and the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. Since the Landfall Foundation started in 1995, $4.2 million has been raised and awarded to people in our area. For more on the Landfall Foundation, visit their website https://www.landfallfoundation.org/.

Wrightsville Beach Museum Shrimperoo Fundraiser

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Come join the fun at the Wright Holman Shrimperoo fundraiser next Saturday for the Wrightsville Beach Museum! There will be delicious boiled shrimp plates, live music, a silent auction, and tours of renovations the museum is currently undergoing.

The fundraiser directly benefits the new site for the museum, which recently moved locations and is now located at 303 West Salisbury Street. Wrightsville Beach has a rich, full history, and the Wrightsville Beach Museum does an excellent job presenting and preserving the history. Guests visiting the museum will learn interested facts, such as the town was originally known as “The Banks” and then was named Ocean View Beach before becoming Wrightsville Beach in 1899, and that over 100 homes were destroyed on the north end of the island in a fire in 1934.

The Shrimperoo will be held at Causeway Cafe from 6-8pm. To buy tickets or for more on the Wrightsville Beach Museum visit their website www.wbmuseum.com.

This is a exciting event for a great cause!

22nd Annual Landfall Foundation Gala

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Its time for the Annual Landfall Foundation Gala! Now in its 22nd year, the event will take place this Saturday, April 22. The theme this year is “A Royal Affair” and the enchanting gala will make guests feel as if they have been transported to an classic English garden. There will be all the merriment and sophistication of a Grand English wedding, and guests will wine, dine, and dance all night. Additionally, there will be a live Boy’s Choir and a Silent and Live Auction.

The Annual Black Tie Gala is the Landfall Foundation’s biggest fundraiser, raising 70% of the net revenue. The Landfall Foundation donates and changes the lives of every day people in need in the Wilmington community. There are 74 organizations that receive grants from the foundation; a few include The Cameron Art Museum, Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, NourishNC, and the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. Since the Landfall Foundation started in 1995, $4.2 million has been raised and awarded to people in our area. For more on the Landfall Foundation, visit their website https://www.landfallfoundation.org/.

Landfall Tradition Donation

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The Landfall Tradition was proud to present $37,000 to UNCW Athletics. $10,000 was given to Men’s Golf scholarships, $10,000 allotted to Women’s Golf scholarships, and $17,000 went to the Women’s Golf Van Fund. The Landfall Tradition is an annual collegiate women’s gold tournament hosted by the Country Club of Landfall. During the tournament eighteen teams compete for first place. Congratulations to this past year’s winner, Duke University.

 

Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Attends Fundraiser at the Country Club of Landfall

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Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri was in town on Friday for a charity event held at the Country Club of Landfall! The host of the popular television show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives was in town visiting local restaurants and attending the third annual GLOW Fundraiser, which is the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington. The chef was excited to see the community coming together to support the education of the young girls and of the girls for their determination to succeed. The Country Club of Landfall hosted the event, which included breakfast, lunch, and dinner events.

The fundraiser was to raise money for a new school that is being built in Wilmington for GLOW off of Kerr Avenue. The new school will offer a lot more resources, space, tools, and enhance the learning environment for the students. Expected to be completed in time for the 2019-2020 school year, this school will be a great new addition to the community!

Flavor of North Carolina: Fall Harvest Fest

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This Saturday is the 4th Annual Flavor of North Carolina: Fall Harvest Fest at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort at Wrightsville Beach. This event is sponsored by the Good Shepard Center, and proceeds from the evening will go towards providing a pathway of self-sufficiency for hungry and homeless people in the community. There will be a whole hog pig pickin’ with all the fixin’s, North Carolina craft beer, Spiked Harvest Cider, wine, and a signature drink. Additionally, there will be fun entertainment with music and dancing, North Carolina trivia, a corn hole tournament, and a bonfire. The most exciting portion of the night is the auction, which includes fabulous items to bid on.

To buy tickets for this great cause visit the website http://www.goodshepherdwilmington.org/2017/06/4th-annual-flavor-of-north-carolina/.

Low Country Boil and Brew!

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This Sunday, enjoy a low country boil and beer for a good cause! The Wrightsville Beach Brewery is hosting a Low Country Boil & Brew as a fundraising event for the North Carolina Coastal Federation. For 35 years, this organization has been protecting and restoring the North Carolina coast. Cleaner coastal waters, protecting critically important natural habitats, and training students and adults to take actions that benefit the coastal environment are the main goals of the coastal federation.

You can help the cause at the first annual fundraising event on Sunday. From 4:00-7:00pm at the Wrightsville Beach Brewery there will be delicious food, including fresh local seafood. Don’t forget to try the array of craft beer the new brewery has to offer. Additionally, there will be fun for the whole family, with yard games and live music. The music will be provided by a duo that plays a folk and bluegrass music. Another exciting part of the event is the raffle! The Carolina Paddle Board Company has donated a paddleboard, which will be raffled off, and all proceeds will benefit the foundation.

Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets visit https://www.nccoast.org/event/brew/.

Carolina Salutes Gala and Golf Tournament

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The second annual Carolina Salutes Gala and Golf Tournament is taking place this week. Starting Sunday and lasting until Monday, the event benefits USO North Carolina and Folds of Honor.

Sunday night at 5:30 there is a cocktail reception and seated dinner at the CCL Ballroom. The dinner also includes a silent auction and entertainment provided by The USO Metropolitan Show Troupe.

The following morning at the Nicklaus Golf Course, the golf tournament begins at 9:00 with registration, presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance, and then a shotgun start at 10:30.

This exciting charity event is one you won’t want to miss!