Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Annual Fore!Kids “Golf Ball Gala”

Kelly Gibson with Foofie and Darrah Schaefer

Steven Hronek

Sports lovers and kids lovers united at the Fore!Kids Foundation’s annual “Golf Ball Gala,” which “tee’d off” at 7 p.m., Friday, November 30. The foundation is one of the premier organizations in the New Orleans area whose efforts help provide “healthcare, education and hope” to New Orleans children by benefitting local charities, including St. Michael’s Special School, Ochsner Pediatric Clinic, Bayou District and First Tee of New Orleans.  

The gala was wonderfully organized by co-chairs Jeanne Gallo and Julie Schexnaildre; and co-captains Chav Pierce and  Damien Serauskas. Mark Romig, CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing, served as master of ceremonies throughout the evening.  

The Hyatt’s Empire Ballroom was decked out in a holiday theme, with tinsel and miniature golf balls as the centerpieces on each of the tables. Louisiana Spice provided live music and dancing throughout the evening, with dining provided by Patton’s Catering. The Wine Spectacular Raffle was one of the highlights of the evening. One lucky winner went home with 34 bottles of collectible wine. The evening also featured both a silent and live auction, whose prizes were a golf lover’s dream and included a round of golf with NCAA champion and LSU alum John Peterson, as well as the opportunity to “walk inside the ropes” at the 2013 Zurich Classic with a leading player.

Event at a Glance


Annual “Golf Ball Gala,” benefiting the Fore!Kids Foundation


Friday, November 30


Hyatt Regency Hotel

You Might Also Like

Making a SPLASH for Health

Swimming Your Way to a Better You

Growing a Green Thumb

Do-It-Yourself Tips for Making the Most out of Your Garden

KonMari 1-2-3

Creating a Healthy, Happy Environment for You and Your Family

Back to the Board

The return of local control

Governors vs. Politics

The gritty side of education

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Latest Posts

Say Yes to the Contest

It’s National Proposal Day and we’re celebrating with a giveaway

Baby Cakes Fever?

New Orleans team needs your love

Get Naked

Natural, rustic and deconstructed, naked cakes have gone from trendy to timeless

Benson On The Altar

Real Wedding: Hoddinott-Richardson

Shelley Hoddinott married Tyler Richardson Oct. 1, 2016, at The Peristyle in City Park. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags