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Hobe Sound Golf Club To Set Sail on Casino Night Fundraiser


Waterfront Properties and Club Communities waves bon voyage to those aboard the 'Good Ship Algozzini.'

Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Passengers will embark on an overseas-theme journey Oct. 27 during the “Sailing on the Good Ship Algozzini” fundraiser benefiting the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce.

The adventure will unfold at the Hobe Sound Golf Club, which will be transformed into a cruising oasis with a tropical vibe.

The Knights of Steel, a steel-drum ensemble from The Pine School in Hobe Sound, will welcome passengers aboard at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail-hour performance. Led by Marcus Rabb, the school's fine-arts director, the well-rehearsed students will entertain the crowd with calypso, Latin, reggae and soca music. In addition to the steel pans, they will play ukuleles, guitars and drums.

The Hobe Sound Golf Club property will serve as the perfect place for the make-believe cruise, said Angela Hoffman, executive director of the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce.

“We change the theme every year,” Hoffman said. “We are transforming the golf-club banquet room into a cruiseship casino for casino gaming, entertainment etc. This really is an amazing event.”

The casino games open at 7:30 p.m., with big prizes for the lucky bettors. Electronics, designer jewelry, golf outings and spa packages are among the offerings. More music is on tap by DancenSound DJ.

Tickets “Sailing on the Good Ship Algozzini” are $50 and include Caribbean-inspired hors d'oeuvres and island-style concoctions.

Among the sponsors are Metz Construction Co., owned by Frank and JoAnn Tricarico and Braman BMW of Jupiter, which is near Jupiter River Estates.

While raising funds for the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce's community programs, the cruise also will pay tribute to the man known as the “Mayor of Hobe Sound,” Phil Algozzini. The Algozzini family was one of the first to open a business in Hobe Sound – a roadside snack shack and tropical gift shop. Algozzini operated the tropical gift store, as well as a fruit-shipping stand, until his death earlier this year. He also was a community historian.

“He was a beloved member of the community, very involved in charity and with the chamber,” Hoffman said.

Waterfront Properties and Club Communities' Hobe Sound sales specialists remember Algozzini's on U.S. Highway 1 and its importance to both residents and visitors. They also remember the man who turned the store into a local landmark and knew the name of nearly everyone who came through its doors.

Janet Otten, the chamber's director of member services, said guests donning cruisewear and boarding a namesake “ship” are a fitting way to remember and honor Algozzini.

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