Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County: We’ve resolved charity tournament fees spat with Trump golf club

When he's not golfing at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Donald Trump often hits the links at his Trump National Doral, where he'll hold a campaign rally on Friday.

When he’s not golfing at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Donald Trump often hits the links at his Trump National Doral, where he’ll hold a campaign rally on Friday.

The charity golf tournament fees spat between a golf club owned by Donald Trump’s organization and Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County has been resolved, the Clubs’ charity coordinator said Tuesday.

“Everything’s wonderful.” Mark Casale, vice president of philanthropy, told The Palm Beach Post. “It’s going to be a great event.”

He declined to talk numbers.

A Trump representative did not immediately respond Tuesday to an email inquiry.

Last week, Casale had complained to Palm Beach County elected officials and staff that the club had hit his clubs with unexpected fees that will cut into proceeds.

Trump International Golf Club, near Palm Beach International Airport, is on county land. As a condition of the original lease agreement since the facility opened in 1996, the golf club must make its links available at times for charity tournaments. This year, the charity benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and is scheduled for Monday, a day before Election Day.

Casale had said in July that his organization stood to collect $50,000 to $100,000 from the event.

But, he complained in an Oct. 25 email, “This ‘free’ event is costing us $20,000 between golf and catering fees. What we had hoped for as far as a ‘net’ income for this event has been cut in half (if we are lucky).”

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