Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Raises More Than $90K

In Play, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

The 8th annual American Express Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf event recently took place Nov. 29 through Dec. 2, 2018 and raised a record amount of money in its traditional yearly auction. Benefitting the Lorena Ochoa Foundation “Ayudar Es Posible” and the Punta Mita Hospital Foundation, this year’s online auction raised $91,703. In total, the annual event has raised more than $500,000 in the past eight years for a variety of charities. The Lorena Ochoa Foundation “Ayudar Es Posible” raises funds for children and teenagers with social and economic disadvantages.

“This year’s event was the best yet with a record number of participants, special guest top model Alexandra Ambrosio, the first American Express Platinum House in Mexico and most important we raised over $80,000 for our two charities, the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and the Punta Mita Hospital Foundation.”

Carl Emberson, Marketing and Operations Director of Punta Mita

Hosted by the Punta Mita Resort, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, this year’s event welcomed more than 450 guests over its four days of culinary experiences, innovative mixology and plenty of golfing on the two signature Jack Nicklaus golf courses. The Punta Mita Golf Challenge featured a showdown between Mexico’s most famed golfer Lorena Ochoa and Craig “The Walrus” Stadler, while more than 200 golfers played the two courses for the Punta Mita Cup. Non-golfers enjoyed culinary experiences from the 20 featured chefs, plus wine tastings, cooking classes and more.

The golf tournament concluded with winners including Juan Rosales and David Rosales in the men’s division, Lisa Mahoney and Katie Hollern in the women’s category, and Ricardo Escamilla and Lucero Rosales in the mixed set.

For more information, visit: puntamitagourmetandgolf.com

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