October 21, 2011

David Jimenez Open raises money for Alzheimer's

The first annual David Jimenez Open Golf Tournament, benefiting the Coastal Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, raised more than $6,400 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Oct. 8 tournament took place at the Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon.

Competing in the Captain’s Choice Scramble were 68 players. First place team members were, Michael Tomlinson, Howard Tomlinson, Adam Dozier and Bobby Payne.

A silent auction with 51 items up for bid included a two-day golf vacation at Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

David Jimenez is a 72-year-old retired PGA Golf Pro, a past member of Lost Plantation Golf Club and now resides at Savannah Commons Arbors Memory Care Unit with Alzheimer’s disease.

David’s niece, Myriam Harris, from Miami and her son, Helyett Harris, flew in for the event.

David’s wife, Arlene, and Joe Fletcher were tournament co-chairmen.

Arlene Jimenez, Tournament Co-Chairman (left) presenting Rainie Gassen (right) of the
Coastal Georgia/Savannah Office Alzheimer’s Association with a donation
check from the 1st Annual David Jimenez Open.
“We want to thank the Lost Plantation Golf Club Staff, members, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Effingham County community for their tremendous generosity and support of this event,” Arlene Jimenez said.

The second annual David Jimenez Open will be Oct. 6, 2012 at Lost Plantation Golf Club.