Golfers made drives for the Orlando Senior Help Desk


Rob Gebaide with Charles Chung, who won men's closest to the pin.

Early on a bright and pleasant Sunday morning, more than 100 players teed up at Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club for the Pavilion Golf Society's annual golf tournament. The May 5th event benefitted the Orlando Senior Help Desk, a service of the Jewish Pavilion that offers free advice on services and living options for seniors.

The morning began with a light breakfast, after which golfers took to their carts and positioned themselves for the shotgun start. A luncheon followed the tournament and featured a live auction of luxury items such as a weekend Porsche Boxter experience and a weeklong vacation at the winner's choice of hundreds of dream destinations.

Nancy Ludin, Jewish Pavilion CEO, expressed her gratitude to the Pavilion Golf Society committee for its hard work in making the tournament such a success. "Our tournament committee members Ken Davis, Keith Levitt, David D'Agostino, Ken Schneider, Elise Schilowitz, Tracy Weiss, and Elizabeth Pacelkso did a wonderful job of organizing and promoting the tournament and recruiting sponsors. I'm so glad that they and all of our attendees were able to enjoy an absolutely beautiful morning of golf." Ludin also thanked the management and staff of Rosen Shingle Creek for being so accommodating and providing such excellent service.

The team of Robert Strong, Kim Strong and Ken Davis won first place, and Kim Strong had the women's longest drive and closest to the pin.

Tournament winners, with a score of 53, were the threesome of Ken Davis, Kim Strong, and Robert Strong. Larry Gendzier had the men's longest drive. Kim Strong had the women's longest drive and also the women's closest to the pin at 7 feet 7 inches. Charles Chung had the men's closest to the pin at 5 feet 8 inches.

The money raised helps support the mission of the Orlando Senior Help Desk, a hotline offering guidance on choosing senior living options, home health services, elder law, hospice, adult day care and more. Callers to the Orlando Senior Help Desk are assisted with caring and compassion, and the hotline serves all callers, regardless of religious affiliation. For more information about the Help Desk or to make a donation, go to the website, The 2019 Golf Book, with its list of Hole Sponsors and Orlando Senior Help Desk patrons, is also available on the website. To access the free Orlando Senior Help Desk hotline service, call 407-678-9363.


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