2017 Boca's Ballroom Battle

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Gary Collins

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Gary Collins

Can you see the headline now? “Man With Two Left Feet Wins Boca’s Ballroom Battle” I may not be the world’s greatest ballroom dancer, just ask my dance instructor, but I am passionate about helping out kids in need through the George Snow Scholarship. If I am willing to risk public embarrassment, would you be willing to help me raise funds to support the George Snow Scholarship? Not only will you have given to such a worthy cause, you can support THE Cinderella story of this year’s Boca’s Ballroom Battle!

You can simply make your contributions directly or purchase seats to watch my stellar performance firsthand this year. And hey, even if I don’t pull off a come-from-behind victory, I can promise you a night of laughter all for a wonderful charity providing financial assistance so that children can make their educational dreams come true. Together, we can make a difference in the lives tomorrow’s leaders today! A special and heartfelt thank you to Toll Brothers and the Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club Members for supporting my dedication to local community-based charity organizations.  

 You can help by:
1. Clicking on the “Donate” button on this page and making a tax-deductible contribution to the George Snow Scholarship Fund. Be sure to click on the drop down menu under “Dancer I am supporting” and select my name.

2. Purchasing tickets to Boca’s Ballroom Battle, for a night of great and not-so-great dancing on Friday, August 16 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

3. Sponsor the event or become a program advertiser. Contact Debi Feiler at 561.347.6799 for more information.

 

Gary’s Background

Gary has been engaged in the private club, resort and golf business for more than 25 years. He is entering his ninth year as the General Manger of Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, a Toll Golf Signature Community.  Gary was selected Business Man of the Year 1998 by the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce while serving as the President and General Manager of a Club & Resort.  He served as a Vice President with LACCO Ltd., which owned Riviera Country Club, The Downtown Los Angeles Athletic Club and The California Yacht Club. During LACCO’s ownership Riviera hosted 29 PGA events including the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. Gary also served as the President of Dye Club Management operating clubs in Colorado and Illinois. He has experience with PGA, LPGA and Nike tour events. Gary worked more than 10 years for CCA, the largest Company in the private club business, and was a Club Manager of the Year in 1981 within the CCA group of clubs. Gary is a graduate of Texas A& M University, the University of Texas, and has done postgraduate work at Michigan State School of Hotel & Restaurant Management and the Hotel School of Cornell University. Most recently, Gary was the recipient of the 2012 Jay DiPietro Award from the Florida Chapter of the CMAA. Gary has one son Chris Collins and his better half Jan Beljan is a leading Golf Course Architect.  In December 2000 and February 2005, she was named “One of the 10 Most Powerful Women in the Game of Golf” by Sports Illustrated Plus