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Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic set for Fiddlesticks Country Club

By Staff | Feb 4, 2010

On Thursday, Feb. 25, The American League Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins will again lend their time and talents to raise awareness and funds for local cancer patients treated at Lee Memorial Health System’s Regional Cancer Center.

The Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic, being held this year at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., marks the event’s 12th year. Players will fill Fiddlesticks’ “Long Mean” and “Wee Friendly” courses, both well-regarded as two of the most challenging courses in all of Southwest Florida.

The 2009 American League MVP and perennial All-Star Joe Mauer is scheduled to play in the tournament. ther Minnesota Twins celebrities who have taken part in past events include All-Stars Justin Morneau and Joe Nathan along with fan-favorite and 2009 “Cycle Hitter” Michael Cuddyer.

This year’s auction includes spectacular travel and ticket packages where guests can bid to attend the 2010 Master’s in Augusta, sit atop TD Bank Garden in the Chairman’s Suite for a Boston Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs game, enjoy a Tampa Bay Lightning game from some of the best seats in St. Pete Times Forum and dine at some of the most popular restaurants in our area.

Also featured will be luxurious island getaways, one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry and hand-signed memorabilia from some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment.

Net proceeds from the event will support programs and treatments at the new free-standing comprehensive Regional Cancer Center located at the corner of I-75 and Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. This state-of-the-art Center consolidates outpatient services, providing easier access for cancer patients and their families.

The Center incorporates the newest technologies in cancer treatment, including a trilogy linear accelerator equipped to provide 3D conformal radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and fractionated stereotactic radiation therapy. The crown jewel of the Lee Memorial Health System cancer program, the Regional Cancer Center, is a destination of hope and healing.

Lead sponsors of the Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic include Ultimate Sports Adventures, Team Scotti, LeeSar, Fifth Third Bank, Owen-Ames-Kimball and Shoreline Aggregate. Golf slots are $250 per person and include the auction and dinner. Dinner and auction-only tickets are available for $50 per person.

For more information on the Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic, or to register your foursome or inquire about corporate sponsorships, please e-mail TwinsGolf@LeeMemorial.org, call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation at 239-985-3550 or visit www.LeeMemorial.org/Foundation.