AVONDALE — The Fore!Kids Foundation announced Monday the election of David Gallo as chairman of the board of directors for the group that produces the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans each spring.
Gallo, the CEO of New Orleans-based Gallo Mechanical, replaces Darrah Schaeffer, who had served as chairman of the board for the past three years.
David W. Perlis, president of Perlis Inc. clothing stores, was elected vice chairman and State Senator John Alario was appointed 2015 tournament chair. Mike Garin will be vice-chair of next year’s event, which is set for April 20-26 at TPC Louisiana.
Gallo, a member of the Fore!Kids Foundation since 2002, has served as vice-chairman of the Fore!Kids Foundation board since 2011. He chaired the organization’s Membership Committee from 2008-2011 and all hospitality venues in 2010 and 2011.
Perlis joined the Fore!Kids Foundation in 1997 and formerly served as the chairman of the Charity and Uniform committees.
Alario, who serves as Senate president, has been a Fore!Kids Foundation member since 1998. Garin has been involved with the foundation since the mid-1990s, serving as the tournament’s Volunteer Chairman for several years.
The purse for this year’s tournament is $6.9 million — an increase of $100,000 from last year — with the winner collecting $1.242 million.
For ticket information, call the Fore!Kids Foundation at (504) 342-3000 or visit the Website at www.zurichgolfclassic.com.