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Source: Naples News Daily
December 11, 2009 (Naples, FL) - Michael O’Keefe has been involved from a volunteer perspective with the Shootout all nine years it’s been in Naples. Before that, he spent 17 years in a similar role with the ACE Group Classic, Naples’ Champions Tour event. O’Keefe, 74, talked about what he likes regarding the Shootout and its 300 volunteer:
No. 1 is the charity itself (CureSearch, National Childhood Cancer Foundation). In my case, the second one is working with the staff, the Greg Norman Production people, because, first of all, they’re very supportive. They’re pleasant, they’re informed, and they provide the volunteers the tools that they need to do the job. That then provides a volunteer group that is not complaining about this, that and the other. We don’t have a lot of whiners.
I would say two things as far as the volunteers are concerned. One is they provide and have provided a party for Saturday after play. Yes, it’s a Saturday party, but because they have done it the last several years, two or three or more professional golfers who are in the tournament stop by — Boo Weekley, Jerry Kelly in particular, and so on. They don’t just make an announcement. They hang around and have a drink or two, and have autographs and take pictures. It’s a nice atmosphere.
The second thing that is very appreciated is the Play Day. Each volunteer has an opportunity to play (the course) at the Play Day. It’s here and they’re treated as a country club guest. We’re treated very nicely.
- Michael O'Keefe
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