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A Financial Grant from the BallenIsles Charities Foundation provides funding for the Feed the Hungry Pantry food program.Every month, as part of its mission to end hunger in Palm Beach County, the Feed the Hungry Pantry gives boxes and bags packed with free, healthy food to over 2,200 families in need. A Financial Grant from the BallenIsles Charities Foundation provides funding for the food program.

On Saturday, June 23, as around 150 families gathered along a pantry line in West Palm Beach to receive the free food, volunteers from BallenIsles were there to help.

BallenIsles Charities Foundation President Mark Freeman, BallenIsles Country Club Executive Chef Gregory, Assistant General Manager Peter Serena, and Director of Marketing Brian Merbler joined other Feed the Hungry Pantry volunteers in helping bag fresh foods. They worked on the assembly line, filling arriving vehicles with around 100 pounds of staples for families in need. 

This was the second pantry line this month for families that registered to get fresh foods, including meats, vegetables, fruits and eggs.  It followed last week's pantry which helped feed more than 600 families.

"Feed the Hungry has helped feed thousands of Palm Beach County residents this month alone," Co-Founder Dan Shorter said. In addition, Feed the Hungry sent food for 96 home bound elderly and veterans.

"Today's effort further underlines the caring community that is BallenIsles and I also want to thank the BallenIsles Country Club and the BallenIsles Community Association for making this happen," Mr. Freeman said.

The BallenIsles Charities Foundation's Grant to Feed the Hungry is one of forty-six grants, totaling a record $575,000awarded this year. Since its formation by BallenIsles residents, more than $2.3 million has been awarded in financial grants to local non-profits and civic organizations.

BallenIsles’ own professional golf staff has offered tips for those who are looking to get ready for summer and work on their swing-read on to learn how!  The expert golfer is always adjusting themselves. Whether it’s the way that they dress for the weather or their playing posture, they’re always looking for something to change to improve their game. BallenIsles’ own professional golf staff has offered tips for those who are looking to get ready for summer and work on their swing-read on to learn how!  

Stay Cool!

Regulating your body temperature is important for any outdoor activity that you do, and golf is no exception. Do everything that you can to keep your cool, including drinking water and sports drinks, playing early in the day or late in the evening to avoid the sun, and utilizing sunscreen.

Hit It Hard!

When it comes to driving the ball as far as it can go, many factors go into every element involved. It would stand to reason that the harder that you hit the ball, the farther that it would travel, when it’s actually the reverse that’s true. Tension in the hands and arms cuts down on speed, so remember to keep your arms and hands relaxed when you’re ready to putt.

Keep Your Stance!  

You may recognize the proper golf stance, but it’s important to improve it as you go along. Remember to keep your stance by standing tall and tilting forward at the hip. This allows you to have enough control to drive the ball as far as you need to without hurting yourself. Pay a visit to the practice facility at BallenIsles to meet with a professional golf staff member who can advise you on the proper stance.

Located at the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, this exclusive country club hosts some of the best dining and golfing in the area in one of the most financially powerful areas in the world. This club is designed to accommodate the golfer, whether seasoned or new to the game, with a variety of on-site programs and award winning courses. Professionals at the golf practice facility are there to advise you on everything golf related, from improving your swing to helping you select the best golf club for your game. The on-site Clubhouse hosts a variety of features, including two bars and a restaurant that overlooks the final hole one of BallenIsles’ famous golf courses. Book time at the golf practice facility at BallenIsles and work towards golfing greatness. Become part of BallenIsles -call (561)622-0220 or click here to do so.

Father's Day Buffets, Dive-In Movie, Wine Around Town and 4th of July BBQ are just a few of the events we have planned for this summer. Tons of summer planned here at BallenIsles. Check out some of upcoming events we have scheduled for the summer. Members, be sure to register when you can. 

 
FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH BUFFET

Sunday, June 17, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm, Bistro 105

Exciting gourmet options to choose from, or try them all. There will also be a Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar. 

 

FATHER's DAY DINNER BUFFET

Sunday, June 17, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Bistro 105

There will be a fun "Chop Saw" Carving Board and Hunter Buffet" followed by a special Dessert Station just for Dad's Sweet Tooth. 

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE: ROMAN HOLIDAY

Friday, June 15, 8:00 pm, BallenIsles Pool

Grab an inner tube, bring your own or a lounge chair and enjoy the show!

Complimentary, popcorn included, concessions for purchase. 

 

"WINE AROUND TOWN" CAYMUS VINEYARDS WINE DINNER

Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 pm, at Salute Market

$100.00 per person, transportation provided. 

 

PAINT N SIP

Wednesday, June 27, 4:30 pm, Sports Complex Conference Room 

Registration includes wine, cheese and an art canvas. 

 

4TH OF JULY BBQ

Wednesday, July 4, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm 

Lunch BBQ Buffet, DJ, Face Painter & Balloon Artist. 

 

To find out more about what we have going on on site or to learn how to become a member, click here.  

 

Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking Ceremony for The Wright FamilyInclement weather could not dampen the spirit of goodwill and optimism at a heartwarming ceremony Wednesday morning as Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County, broke ground to mark another significant milestone. 

With help in part from a financial grant by the BallenIsles Charities Foundation, construction has begun on a new, affordable home for the Kenrick Wright Family – a hard-working, proud father of two young children, aged 7 and 10 years old.

The Wright Family is pictured at right. At center is Habitat for Humanity’s Board President Kerry Colvett, with BallenIsles Charities Foundation President Mark Freeman alongside BallenIsles Community Association Vice President Pat Rado. Architect David Porter is at left.

"We were pleased to make a financial grant to this outstanding project that will provide affordable, quality housing and a sustainable community for this hard-working young man and his family," BICF President Mark Freeman said. 

On completion, this latest Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County home, located in West Palm Beach, will bring the total to 228 homes constructed by the non-profit organization and dedicated to a deserving family.

Habitat for Humanity Chief Development Officer Amy Brand thanked the BallenIsles Charities Foundation for the generosity of its Financial Grant. “We are grateful to the BallenIsles Charities Foundation and its singular support that made the project possible,” she said.

Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing by building decent, affordable houses for working families who also volunteer on the construction. 

The BallenIsles Charities Foundation’s Grant to Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County, is one of forty-six grants, totaling a record $575,000 awarded this year. Since its formation by BallenIsles residents, more than $2.3 million have been awarded in financial grants to local non-profits and civic organizations.

The reciprocal program offers opportunities to explore the Treasure Coast, while also enjoying the comforts of BallenIsles. Summertime means many things at BallenIsles. It means bidding farewell to our neighbors who are returning north, or who are setting off to explore different areas of the world, until we see them again. It means enjoying long, warm summer days of fun activities, great food, and company with friends. And it means the return of summer reciprocals! Reciprocals are the way that BallenIsles uses its influence within its network of country clubs and offers special opportunities for its members. Enjoy everything that the Treasure Coast-and BallenIsles-can offer you with their amazing reciprocals, some of them listed below.

Tennis

Summer lets you enjoy playing tennis against friends in Florida’s fantastic weather-and BallenIsles’ reciprocals add to the competition! Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club offers women of all levels complimentary use of their tennis amenities from Wednesday to Sunday, 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., ranging from May 1st to October 1st. The Club at Ibis allows BallenIsles’ members allowance to their tennis amenities and courts from May 14th through October fifteenth.

Golf

Florida is known as The Golf Capitol of the World for a reason, and part of it is its multitude of courses to play on. Reciprocals allow you to explore the offerings of golf courses on the Treasure Coast, such as the courses at Boca West. Enjoy its four courses from May 14th to October 31st, Monday through Sunday. Reduced member fees let you enjoy this course at a specialized discount, as well. The Falls Club in Lake Worth offers courses designed to grant a challenge tailored to every skill level. Play here from May 15th to October 15th, seven days a week from 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. These aren’t the only clubs offering tee times to BallenIsles members-BallenIsles is offering multiple clubs along the Treasure Coast. Purview each of them to decide which one is right for you.

Dining

One exciting thing about the reciprocal program is that it allows you to try completely new experiences, especially when it comes to dining. Enjoy tasting everything that award-winning chefs can offer you at specialized restaurants like the ones at Gleneagles Country Club. Available to BallenIsles members from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., enjoy restaurants such as The Veranda, which offers reimaginings of classic American food. Enjoy the shrimp and rice plate served with Jambalaya sauce alongside a bbq salmon salad, and finish off the dinner with a key lime pie ice cream sandwich. Eastpointe Country Club accompanies diners at all times, on all days from May 15th to October 15th, with a dining experience suited for every occasion. The West Bar accommodates both watching games with friends and an intimate evening with a partner with a full spread of cocktails and brews. Who could turn down a dinner at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club, with its warm and accommodating Main Dining Room? Enjoy steakhouse classics from May 2nd to October 15th, at any date and time. 

The reciprocal program offers opportunities to explore the Treasure Coast, while also enjoying the comforts of BallenIsles. Easily accessible by calling and scheduling your dinner reservation through the BallenIsles Receptionist, your tennis court time through the respective club’s staff, and your tee time through the BallenIsles Golf Professional Staff, you can try different golf courses, practice your serve on different tennis courts, or taste different flavors by different chefs. Call the front desk to learn more. Click here to learn more about becoming a member at BallenIsles.