Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop and promote the amateur sport of croquet in America, with a strong emphasis on using. our facilities for charitable and educational croquet programs that benefit individuals, our community and society in general.

Croquet is an outdoor, competitive, non-strenuous, low-impact physical activity requiring skill, coordination and a high degree of strategic thinking. The game emphasizes good sportsmanship and camaraderie. All of these characteristics have a proven, positive effect on physical and mental well-being, and thus on the health and longevity of individuals of all ages.

Current Special Program Areas in place or being developed, involving croquet for sport, health and fitness include:

  • Seniors, incl. National Senior Games
  • Special Olympics
  • Veterans
  • Alzheimer’s Families
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Expansion of Collegiate Programs
  • Expansion of Nine-Wicket Croquet
  • Expansion of Golf Croquet
  • Expansion of Association Rules Croquet

In addition to our normal programming, CFA Special Events at the National Croquet Center include:

  • Monthly Program for Alzheimer’s patients and their families
  • Annual Senior Games Tournaments (golf croquet)
  • Annual Holiday Toy Drive for Opportunity, Inc.
  • Annual Valentine’s Day free, mass wedding (~40 couples) for the Palm Beach County Clerk
  • Annual Croquet Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner Dance
  • Annual Charles P. Steuber Memorial Open Croquet Tournament
  • As needed: Red Cross feeding station during hurricane emergencies

In addition to the educational, charitable and community service aspects of our events, we seek to introduce new people to the sport of croquet and its many healthful benefits. In this vein, and to further serve the local community, the CFA offers special discounted rates to all charitable organizations for their meetings or benefits — with or without croquet. Those served have included:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Lung Association
  • ARC (Support mentally challenged children)
  • Autism Project
  • Community Aids Program (CAP)
  • Christian Community Foundation
  • Coalition for Independent Living
  • Community Foundation
  • Crisis 211 (Emergency help line)
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Mothers
  • Junior Achievement
  • Junior League
  • KIND (Children with Learning Disabilities)
  • League of Women Voters
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Marshall Foundation
  • Norton Museum
  • Palm Beach Cultural Council
  • Palm Beach County School Board
  • Palm Beach Opera
  • Palm Healthcare
  • PBC Counts (literacy)
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Cancer)
  • Red Cross
  • Sunfest (Palm Beach Tourism Event)
  • Young Friends of the Kravis Center (Performance space)
  • Young Friends of the Science Museum