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Golf tournament to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida

By Staff | Sep 24, 2009

Golfers in Southwest Florida have an opportunity to enjoy a day of golf while benefitting Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.

The First Annual Child Care Golf Tournament be Saturday, Oct. 24 at Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club, located at 12300 Kelly Greens Blvd. in South Fort Myers.

The tournament’s major sponsors are BUILD, LLC, a Naples commercial construction company, and Olde Florida Benefits Group in Fort Myers. Proceeds of the tourney will be used to provide child care scholarships for low-income families.

“We are looking forward to having our first ever golf tournament to support children. Many people don’t realize that the cost of child care is the third largest expense in the family budget after housing and food,” said Nancy Coker, chief operating officer of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. “Many of our families simply cannot afford the child care expense without some help. That’s where this golf tournament can assist families in need.”

Golfers will receive both breakfast and lunch as well as a goodie bag for their $100 registration. The tourney will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start with prizes awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women. There also will be beverages served on the course throughout the morning.

Other tournament sponsors include Advance Auto Parts, All Brands, Benefit Mall, Democratic Club and Kaplan Early Learning Co.

Additional sponsorships are available from $500 to $5,000 and include four golfers as well as special recognition on the Web site, tee signs, banners and programs. Tee sponsorships are available for $150.

To register for the tournament, visit www.ccswfl.org. For more information about sponsorships, call Coker at 239-278-1002.

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides child care for children from infancy through age 12 at its eight child care centers in Lee and Hendry counties.

In addition, it offers training for early childhood professionals, and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes throughout Southwest Florida. The agency must rely on generous donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to low-income children.

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a United Way agency.

To learn more or to make a donation, visit www.ccswfl.org or call 239-278-1002.