September offers several opportunities to enjoy a day of golf while supporting local charities:
- Sept. 4 – Ducklings Travel Golf Tournament
- Sept. 10 – Bonita Springs YMCA Hank Hochstetler Memorial Golf Tournament
- Sept. 25 – Rotary Club of Estero 2021 Golf Fundraiser
Learn about the causes and how to get involved or make a donation below.
Ducklings Travel Golf Tournament
Dates: Sept. 4, 2021
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Place: Spring Run Golf Club, 9501 Spring Run Blvd., Estero
Tickets & info: www.ducklingstravel.org
If you haven’t yet heard of Ducklings Travel, prepare to be inspired! This local nonprofit was founded in 2018 by Estero High School graduate Taylor Bouchard to help defray expenses of young surgery patients who must travel a great distance for specialized medical procedures — children like her. This exceptional organization is hosting their first golf tournament at Spring Run Golf Club on Sept. 4, 2021.
Ducklings Travel recently partnered with Golisano Children’s Hospital and has already helped six families from Southwest Florida in the past three months.
Register for the golf scramble as an individual for $150 or as a foursome for $500. Registration includes lunch provided by Spring Run Golf Club, in addition to golf and a raffle ticket. Register for the tournament by Sept. 2 at https://ducklingstravel.org/event/1st-annual-spring-run-golf-tournament/
Bonita Springs YMCA Hank Hochstetler Memorial Golf Tournament
Date: Friday, Sept. 10
Place: Vasari Country Club, Bonita Springs
Registration & info: Call 239-221-7560, ext. 1001 or email: ACerritos@skyymca.org
The Bonita Springs YMCA 4th annual Hank Hochstetler Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, September 10, at Vasari Country Club in Bonita Springs to honor an outstanding member of the community and support the YMCA.
Individual entries to play are $150, and there are also various sponsorship options for groups and individuals. The registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart at the beautiful Vasari Country Club, a sit-down awards luncheon, contests and more.
Funds raised from this tournament provide scholarships for children and families in need within our community. With continued participation in events such as these, the YMCA has a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds of families, educate our children, and provide experiences for youth development and skills for healthy living, which promote social responsibility for all.
To learn more about the Bonita Springs YMCA, please visit www.swflymca.org.
Rotary Club of Estero 2021 Golf Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, Sept. 25
Place: Vasari Country Club, 11250 Via Del Vasari Drive, Bonita Springs
Registration & info: email: Bruceosbo@gmail.com
Audi of Fort Myers once again is teaming up with the Rotary Club of Estero as the major sponsor for the club’s annual golf fundraiser. Estero Rotary hopes to surpass the $24,000 in funds raised in 2020, with a goal of $28,000 for this year’s event.
The four-person scramble tournament begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Individual entries to play are $135, which includes 18 holes of golf with paired carts at Vasari Country Club, breakfast and lunch, hole contests, prizes and more. Exciting hole prizes include a man’s 14-karat gold and diamond ring valued at $1,799 from Amore Jewelers. The deadline to register is Sept. 21.
Not able to play a round? There will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction tickets available for purchase. Raffle tickets are available at one for $10 or three for $20. Drawings are the day of the event, but you need not be present to win. If you cannot attend the event but wish to donate, you may mail your contributions to: Estero Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 743, Estero, FL 33929.
Proceeds will benefit the Estero-San Carlos Park Food Pantry, managed by Interfaith Charities of South Lee County, and The Rotary Club of Estero Charitable Foundation to provide donations to local charities. Rotary Club of Estero is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. To learn more about this event, please email Rotarian Bruce Osborne: Bruceosbo@gmail.com.