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Shell Point Open Golf Tournament raises money to benefit rehab center

By Staff | Nov 24, 2009

The Sixth Annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, was staged this year to raise funds for the Rehabilitation Center located on The Island at Shell Point, which offers rehabilitation services to individuals in the Southwest Florida area.

The tournament, held on Nov. 13 at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, raised more than $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 with the upcoming completion of the Rehabilitation Center, as well as contribute to purchasing any new or updated products and technology that can assist in making rehabilitation a faster and smoother process for those who need it.

“The Rehab Center at Shell Point can be used by anyone in our community, no matter what your age or injury may be,” said Stephenson. “Sometimes individuals need to utilize the Rehab Center due to a recent surgery in which they need to recover by using therapy, or in some cases, an ailment that is long-term, but can be rehabilitated with the most up to date products and technology.”

The tournament hosted more than 100 participants and many volunteers, who all wanted to raise money to help keep the Rehab Center on the cutting edge of technology. Stephenson thanked the sponsors, participants and volunteers for their outstanding support of this worthwhile cause.

The event was broadly supported by The Scoggins/Moreland Group at UBS Financial, as well as many other businesses in the Fort Myers community.

“‘We were delighted to once again sponsor the Shell Point Open, said Moreland. “The weather was gorgeous, the course was in fantastic shape, and everyone who played had fun; but more importantly, the Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point was blessed with much needed funding to continue to help the residents at Shell Point and our community who are recovering from injuries. We can’t think of a better way to make a difference in our community.”

If you are interested in learning more about the 2010 tournament, to be held on Nov. 12, or would like to make a donation to the Rehabilitation Center, please contact the Legacy at 239-466-8484.

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 course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway. The Legacy Foundation was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization serving the Shell Point community.