June is a special month here at ONE CLUB Gulf Shores. It marks the first anniversary of our opening after an extensive two-year capital improvement program. On June 19th, 2018 we celebrated the program’s completion with a grand opening debuting interior and exterior upgrades; and of course the “Best 45 Holes in Golf,” our joint-offering with the neighboring Arnold Palmer-designed Craft Farms Golf Resort.

We capped last year’s grand opening festivities with an 18-hole charity golf tournament, raising $45,000 to support local sustainability efforts. Now, we’re preparing to ring-in ONE CLUB’s ONE-year anniversary with another round of 18 for an equally important cause – childhood education and development.

On Saturday, June 29 ONE CLUB and Craft Farms will host our second annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s beneficiaries include High Hopes 4 Autism and Gulf Shores City Schools – two local organizations providing Alabama’s children with key learning and social tools

Charity Golf Tournament players will tee-off off in front of ONE CLUB’s renovated Clubhouse, located at 4000 Gulf Shores Parkway

Participating golfers can play 18 holes comprising ONE CLUB’s nine-hole course and nine holes at Craft Farms’ legendary Cypress Bend. All donations will go towards our charitable causes and UC Funds CEO and Owner of ONE CLUB Dan Palmier, founder of The ONE Foundation is matching all donations up to $45,000 in support of the organizations.

A regional resource for Autism

We admire the High Hopes 4 Autism’s goal to provide young children with key developmental support as they become independent learners

High Hopes 4 Autism is a not-for-profit organization based in Elberta, Alabama. Founded in 2009 by Rachael Mueller, it provides one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)-based therapy for children between 18-months and 4-years-old. Its customized sessions assist with language development and social behavior, helping to build classroom, social, cooperation, motor, vocal imitation, requesting, labeling, and communication skills. High Hopes’ mission was inspired by Rachel’s daughter, who began ABA-based therapy at age two.

The organization’s location on the campus of Elberta’s Saint Benedict Catholic School gives children the opportunity to effectively learn social skills in a traditional school setting.

ONE CLUB’s donation will further support the program and its classrooms.

Enhanced education for area students

Gulf Shores City Schools in Southern Baldwin County helps students succeed in today’s technological and global workforce

Gulf Shores City Schools, based in the southernmost tip of Baldwin County, consists of one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school serving approximately 2,500 academically diverse students. It aims to provide opportunities for its entire student population, setting high expectations and encouraging all students and faculty to reach their full potential in education, the arts, sports, and social responsibility.

The district’s multifaceted mission to provide engaging learning environments, challenging academics, and unique community resources puts students on track to become creative and critical thinkers who can make responsible choices and solve problems independently and collaboratively.

Gulf Shores City Schools will use our upcoming donation to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education for all students by further incorporating STEM learning opportunities into its curriculum.

Our 2019 fundraising focus on education and developmental learning is part of Dan Palmier’s goal to help children across the globe live happy, healthy lives. His efforts are reflected in The ONE Foundation’s longtime partnership with InterVol, a Rochester, New York-based not-for-profit that recovers viable unused medical supplies from hospitals and clinics and distributes them globally to help children and adults in underserved communities. We recently teamed up with InterVol close to home, assisting with disaster relief for families impacted by the tornados in Lee County last March.

The ONE Foundation also works with the students and faculties of the University of Notre Dame, Newton Country Day School, Monsignor Farrell High School, and St. Christopher’s School to improve educational access and opportunities for children and young adults.

The ONE Foundation partners with InterVol to improve the health of children and families worldwide

We’ll kick off our anniversary celebration Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. with live music by Adam Tyler Brown Duo. Our Target Night Golf Event – Take a Shot in the Dark will begin at 7:30 p.m. and guests will enjoy evening-long food and drink specials.

Check-in for our 2019 Charity Golf Tournament will begin Saturday June 29 at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Rewards will be handed out to the top three teams, and giveaways and door prizes will be available for all. Registration is $75 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and a special Annual Charity t-shirt. Registered players will also have access to food, cocktails, and assorted beverages. To register or donate please email golf@oneclubgulfshores.com or visit our CrowdRise page.  Day-of registration is also available in ONE CLUB’s Pro Shop.

After the tournament we invite all players and the general public to stop by our Fourth of July celebration at ONE Club’s restaurant and live music venue 45. We’ll kick off Independence Day early with live music by Honey Daze and a traditional bagpipe band. Outdoor fun is also on the menu – with Chippo Golf, Cornhole, Bocce, Hoops, Volleyball, and more!

Since debuting in 2018 ONE CLUB has become a top-tier Emerald Coast resort destination, making its five-star amenities available to visitors from all walks of life.

For more information about ONE CLUB and its offerings click here. To learn more about High Hopes for Autism, please click here. For additional details on Gulf City Schools please click here. And to read up on The ONE Foundation’s charitable efforts click here.

We hope you’ll join us June 29 to celebrate our ONE-year anniversary by giving back.