2008 Shell Point Open Golf Tournament raises money to benefit Memory Care Unit
Submitted by JESSICA CLARK
The annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, was held this year to raise funds for the Memory Care Unit located in the Larsen Pavilion, which offers care to individuals with memory needs in the Southwest Florida area.
The tournament was held on Nov. 7 at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, and raised approximately $20,000 for the cause, announced Timothy Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.
The funds raised from this tournament will help operate the unit, and purchase cutting edge equipment that will offer many individuals a chance to live a more independent lifestyle.
“Everyone has known a friend or loved one who has been affected in some way or another by memory care issues, such as memory loss or dementia,” said Stephenson. “The Memory Care Unit in the Larsen Pavilion is working at the forefront of healthcare with local community groups, helping it to be one of the leaders in this field. Special attention is given to patients to ensure that they receive the best programs, care and services that allow them the highest level of independence.”
The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar, and all the course golf carts are equipped with Uplink GPS monitors. The 13th hole on the Shell Point Golf Club recently was named as one of the Most Beautifully Brutal Par 5 Golf Holes in the Southeast Coastal United States. The course is open to the public.
The tournament greeted 115 participants, and many volunteers, who came out to support this event. The event was broadly supported by many businesses in the Fort Myers community. Stephenson thanked the sponsors, participants and volunteers for their outstanding support of this worthwhile cause. The Scoggins/Moreland Group at Morgan Stanley was featured as the Title Sponsor for the tournament.
David Moreland, of the Scoggins/Moreland Group at Morgan Stanley, welcomed the golfers and told how his grandmother lived at the Larsen Pavilion.
“My grandmother could have used the services of the Memory Care Unit,” said Moreland. “We are pleased to be able to contribute so that others may benefit from these essential services. This is something that is very close to our hearts.”
If you are interested in learning more about the 2009 tournament, or would like to make a donation to the Memory Care Unit, please contact the Legacy at 239-466-8484.