Lee County Bar golf tournament to benefit local organizations
ATTORNEYS, JUDGES AND GOLF ENTHUSIASTS are coming together for a good cause. The public is invited to join Lee County Bar Association members for 18 holes plus contests, prizes, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and live and silent auctions at the annual Lee County Bar Association Foundation Charity Golf Tournament. The funds raised at the event on Saturday, May 4, at The Forest Country Club’s Bear Course will benefit several Southwest Florida charities. “You get to hit the links and help the community at the same time,” said Ken Jones, co-chair of the event. “There’s no better way to spend a Saturday.” Last year’s tournament raised $22,000, and foundation proceeds benefited more than a dozen local organizations dedicated to aiding children, like the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, feeding the hungry, like the Harry Chapin Food Bank, healing the sick, like Partners for Breast Cancer, and more. Check-in gets underway at 7 a.m., and the four-player scramble begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Putting, long drive, and closest-to-the-pin contests will take place within the round, as will several other opportunities to win prizes. “It’s so much fun, and it makes so much of a difference for people right here in our community,” said Co-Chair Shannon Puopolo. “A lot of the giving the foundation was able to do last year, and much of what we’ll give out this year, is a direct result of the money that we raise at the golf tournament.” Register to play at leebar.org/golf. Call Poulin at 239-334-0047 or email her at [email protected] to learn about sponsorships, auction donations and other ways to support the foundation. Pictured are Tony Rodriguez, Peter Knize, Andrew Woods, and Travis Hayes at the 2018 Lee County Bar Association Foundation Charity Golf Tournament.