November event benefits Saguaros Children’s Charities foundation.
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
The Saguaros philanthropic organization has announced the details of its upcoming 2022 NiteFlite Golf Tournament and Gala, which takes place Nov. 11 and 12.
The event kicks off with a golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 11, at McCormick Ranch Golf Club and continues the following evening with The Night Flight Gala at The W Hotel in Scottsdale. All proceeds will benefit the Saguaros Children’s Charities foundation.
Entering its 33rd year, NiteFlite is one of the longest running and most successful charity golf tournaments in Arizona and the signature event for The Saguaros, according to a press release.
“We’re aiming to raise $2 million at this year’s event,” said The Saguaros Charity Chair and last year’s NiteFlite Gala Chairman Trent Hancock, “and with the passion and drive of our members and supporters, I’m confident we can achieve our goal!”
The NiteFlite tournament features a unique, five-person-per-group format with a modified best ball scramble scoring system. The event includes “play with the pros” holes, longest drive contests, closest to the pin contests and prizes for the top teams.
This year’s NiteFlite ‘Million Dollar Shootout’ was designed to increase pace of play and maximize fun by giving willing teams a chance to complete all 18 holes, while encouraging teams with less serious golfers to drive their carts over to the party tent.
Found in the center of the action, this year’s party tent will be reminiscent of a Las Vegas day club, with a DJ booth, open bars, cabanas and outdoor games. The team with the lowest 18-hole score will be crowned the champion and get five opportunities to hit a hole-in-one and try to win $1 million.
The NiteFlite gala, held the following evening at 6 p.m. Nov. 12, became tradition in the early ‘90s when it was created as an “after-party” for the annual NiteFlite golf tournament. Over the years, the gala has evolved to become one of the premier charity events in The Valley, boasting an impressive lineup of local food and live music and entertainers from around the country.
“The theme for the 2022 Gala is ‘Las Vegas Strip,’” said NiteFlite Chair Mike Bosco. “Guests can expect a magical night of glitz and glamor atop the stunning rooftop of the W Hotel, which recently had a multi-million-dollar renovation. We’re looking forward to an evening of fun and excitement and raising a ton of money for the Saguaro Children’s Charities foundation.”