A Hole in One at FIDF NY Real Estate Division's 3rd Annual Golf Outing
Thank you to the over 200 supporters who joined the 2014 FIDF NY Real Estate Golf Outing! The event was a true "hole-in-one" for Israel's soldiers, as the tremendous show of support from our real estate community was unparalleled. Because of their dedication, we raised over $400,000 for the brave men and women of the IDF.
The FIDF NY Real Estate Division was proud to honor Dean Palin, principal in Palin Enterprises, for his steadfast commitment to the state of Israel and the soldiers who protect her borders. Guests enjoyed meeting and hearing the stories of some of those incredible IDF soldiers and veterans in attendance; from Lt. Amir's harrowing and heroic story of bravery as a soldier on the frontlines of Operation Protective Edge to Lt. Ortal's story of perseverance both as a soldier and as a cancer survivor. Their experiences illustrate the challenges these brave young people face in order to protect the Jewish homeland and the profound need for our support.
Lt. Amir said it best, when describing the impact of FIDF's work on the daily lives of soldiers, "I want to thank the FIDF for giving me the opportunity to come and tell you my story. One story of so many. I am proud to be a part of the Israel Defense Forces. Protecting Israel, the Jewish Homeland. I thank you for your support and I know that we will continue to stand strong together."
Funds raised from the event will go towards educational and well-being facilities for Israel's soldier. Specifically, the funding will help continue building FIDF NY Real Estate Division's current capital project, a Wellbeing Center for Revaya A Base of Battalion 71 of the 118th Brigade.
Finally, we would like to extend a special "Thank you" to the event's chairs Ofer Yardeni and Jeff Mann. Your guidance, commitment and tremendous passion ensured this event was a success for Israel's soldiers for a third year in a row.
Photo Credit: Howard Wechsler, courtesy of FIDF