ST. LUCIE COUNTY – ARC of St. Lucie County recently held their First Annual Golf Tournament as part of their annual fundraising efforts. The event was held at Club Med-Sandpiper Bay and sponsored by the Bernard Egan Foundation.

The funds raised will benefit disabled people in St. Lucie County that are served by ARC. The format was a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. The golfers enjoyed free beer, a lunch buffet, auction and goodie bags as part of their entry fee. The top teams and individual players were recognized during the buffet and awards ceremony.

Debbie VanSlooten, Alesha Fuller, Curtis Boyd, Judi Scarorough, Charles Shafer, George King and Caleb GilletteExecutive Director Debbie VanSlooten, along with Directors Alesha Fuller, Curtis Boyd (President), Charles Shafer, George King, Caleb Gillette and Judi Scarborough, Director of Development were onsite throughout the event. Several in the group played the event while the others helped with other aspects of the tournament.

“It was a lot of fun,” stated Shafer. “The money we raised will help those in our community who need it the most. The staff at Club Med-Sandpiper Bay were a tremendous help to us and our first golfing event.”

County is to empower persons with disabilities to attain an improved quality y.

Mr. Shafer has been defending those accused of crimes since 1986. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Law School. He served as an Assistant Public Defender, prior to opening his own practice in 1991. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the ARC of St. Lucie County and has been active in Special Olympics and the Exchange Club.

For more information, contact T. Charles Shafer at 772-467-2601 or visit online at

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