For you serious anglers, the next tournament on the Presidential Challenge schedule is the Presidential Papagayo Cup, presented by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) June 22 to 25. The event will be hosted by the new Marina Papagayo on the northern Pacific coast and promises to offer “a competitive, high-energy format and the opportunity for the top teams to fish for tens of thousands of dollars,” according to the tournament website. Proceeds will benefit The Billfish Foundation’s conservation work in Costa Rica. For more information, visit www.preschallenge.com.
The Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) 10th annual charity golf tournament took place the weekend of June 4 at Reserva Conchal. A welcoming cocktail party sponsored by RE/MAX Tres Amigos and RE/MAX Prestige Ocean Properties was held June 3 at Mar y Sol in Flamingo. More than 220 people attended the tournament, and 75 businesses and donors showed their support for CRGAR. The educational causes to benefit from the event are Amigos de la Educación and the Playas del Coco high school. Financial results for the weekend were not available at the time of writing, but the CRGAR board is confident the net proceeds will be among the highest in the event’s history.
Potrero homeowner John Gilligan and his younger son, Michael, returned to Costa Rica for a nearly two-week visit. Michael recently graduated from high school in the U.S. state of Arizona. Santa Rosa residents Kristi and Darwin Akin hosted a June 4 graduation party for their son, Jeremy, who was notified at the party that he was the recipient of the valedictorian award for his class. He is planning on joining his older sibling at Wheaton College in the Chicago area in the fall. Congratulations to Michael, Jeremy and all the recent graduates from our local schools.