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Rotary Club Of Estero & Interfaith Charities 2018 Golf Fundraiser
September 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm$125
Time: 8:30 a.m. shotgun start
Tickets: $125 for golf & lunch
The Rotary Club of Estero is putting on a golf outing to support several local charities. The annual golf fundraiser will be held at Vasari Country Club, a course that is both challenging and enjoyable. With water on the approach on 14 of the 18 holes, you might want to bring a few extra balls! And if you’re lucky enough to drop a hole-in-one on the fourth hole, you’ll be driving off in a new Audi, compliments of the overall sponsor, Audi Fort Myers!
Is it competitive? Yes, but it’s also fun for all who participate. Last year, the golf fundraiser drew 124 players, and 160 for lunch at Vasari. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start. Foursomes will include players in different classes based on handicap. The winning team and second place finishers from each class will earn gift certificates to the pro shop. Vendors will be passing out gift bags on designated holes.
The price to tee it up is $125 per player (including lunch). The proceeds will go to the Rotary Club of Estero Charitable Foundation and the food pantry managed by Interfaith Charities of South Lee (ICSL). Golf novices and beginners are invited to a one-hour clinic with the country club pros. There are 24 of these spots available for $55, which also includes lunch.
“The most important thing is raising money for local charities,” says Rotary Club of Estero Chairman Bruce Osborne. “Last year, we were able to raise $30,000 for charities that included Golisano Children’s Hospital.”
A silent auction will be held to add to the total collected. Among the donors this year is Amore Jewelry, which has graciously given a pair of sapphire earrings valued at $1,600. Past years have included baskets of wine, golf bags, foursomes for 15 other golf courses and more.
So, it’s time to tee it up for bragging rights, and more importantly, a great cause! If you can’t attend, you are invited to mail donations to: Estero Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 743, Estero, FL 33929.
Proceeds from the annual golf fundraiser will go to the Rotary Club of Estero Charitable Foundation and to Interfaith Charities of South Lee (ICSL). ICSL operates a food pantry in San Carlos Park, along with other services as a United Way House. Rotary is a service organization providing donations to local children’s charities, including the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Rotary Foundation supports projects which provide clean water, medical care, literacy classes and other essentials to people near and far.