Indo American Foundation of Tampa Bay Hosts 120 Golfers Teeing It Up for Cheer Gems

Indo American Foundation of Tampa Bay Hosts 120 Golfers Teeing It Up for Cheer Gems

“2024 Charity Golf Tournament”

Teeing it up for a splendid cause, 120 golfers will raise funds for GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa, which provides support and programming for the local Down syndrome community at the sold-out charity golf tournament.

The Indo American Foundation of Tampa Bay (IAFTB) has announced final details today for its 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to be held on Sunday, May 5th, at the The Club at Cheval, in Lutz, Florida.

“The scramble golf tournament is eccentric and a great deal of entertainment for golfers. We are proud to host this impressive annual event, and we’re even more excited that so many golfers return for the gratification each year,” said Kal Patel, the President and Co-Founder of the Foundation.

The Tournament will have many exciting vendors sampling their products such as: Velvet Gypsy, Sovereign Brands, the Corona Cigar Company, 3 Daughters Brewing, plus hot and fresh ethnic Indian street food right on the course. Additionally, the event will feature tournament activity classics like closest-to-the-pin contest, long drive contest, raffle contest and special golf prizes.

The tournament is fortunate again to have the Cheer Gems spreading the message of Acceptance and Inclusion. The Cheer Gems, an inclusive cheer team concept for individuals with Down syndrome in a program that was merged with two amazing non-profits, GiGi’s Playhouse and Pop Warner. “We are excited to participate at the tournament where our Cheer Team will perform for the golfers,” said Nicki Rawlings, Cheer Gems Program Coordinator.

GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa is the area’s only Down Syndrome Achievement Center, providing free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

IAFTB already has platinum, gold sponsor and donation commitments from many great local companies such as, CCR Wealth Management, MedENet, My DME Doc, NovoPharm of Tampa, Serenity Dental, Zen Nutrients, Florida Pain Medicine, Aston Health, Amrit Lakhan with Hometown Realty, Bank of Tampa, OneDigital, Pangea Development Group, Medizenx, CTN, Archer Technology, Putt Aim, Yatta Golf, Evolve Smoke Shops, Star Liquors, Punit Shah with Remax, Ronak Patel with Keller Williams, The Drinks at 9, Truist Bank, Thakkar Associates, Urgent Care and Wellness of Lutz, and Westshore Liquors.

“We are extremely thankful to Nick Petrillo, the founder of Twenty Won Ventures and co-founder of Zen Nutrients, our Diamond Level Title Sponsor, who has graciously supported an excellent cause. He has a true heart of gold and is always helping our community grow stronger and,” said Patel.

The Annual Charity Golf Tournament is IAFTB’s largest fundraiser each year, and interested businesses are still encouraged to donate or even provide a raffle prize to the event.

“We are thrilled about this golf fundraiser, because with the unconditional support from our local community we’re able to raise funds to support important local non-profits like GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa,” said Devan A. Patel, IAFTB Co-Founder and Senior Board Member.

Interested businesses can learn more about the IAFTB Annual Charity Golf tournament and opportunities to get involved online at


The Indo American Foundation of Tampa Bay’s mission is to create an innovative, inclusive and integrative cultural society to enhance our heritage and promote awareness to others. We strongly believe that we must nurture the current and upcoming generations with strong cultural values so they will thrive and continue to become successful leaders and volunteers in today’s society.

For more information about the tournament, including donation opportunities can be found on the foundation’s website at

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