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Lions thank participants, sponsors of 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

By Staff | Jan 19, 2011

The Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club would like to thank all of the participants and sponsors for their fantastic support and turnout at the 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for charity. The event was hosted by the Beachview Golf Club on Jan. 9.

The format was a four-person team handicap tournament. Three drives were required per player.

“We had a great turnout and many, generous donations from our sponsors,” said Bruce Cochrane, the event chairman. “And, of course, the weather was great this year.”

Luncheon, prizes and raffle were held at the Beachview Steakhouse immediately following golf. All money raised at the event will go toward approved Lions charitable causes, such as preventing blindness, educational scholarships and helping people in need.

“We are very grateful for all the contributions,” Cochrane added. “We can definitely tally this up as yet another success.”

Prizes for the event were donated by the Beachview Golf & Tennis Club, Beachview Steakhouse & Tavern, Billy’s Bike Rentals, Green Flash, Hungry Heron, Island Pizza, Jacaranda, Jerry’s Foods, Lighthouse Café, Schnapper’s Hots, Shell Point Golf Club, The Stone Crab, Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and Twilight Café.

Sponsors were Bruce and Ginny Avery, Bailey’s General Store, Bank of the Islands, Barefoot Charley’s, Wayne and Linda Boyd, Coral Veterinary Clinic, Decorating Den Interiors, Island Condo Maintenance, Island Cow, Island Graphics, Island Sun, Tom and Chris Kroeger, Lily & Company Jewelers, Molnar Electric, Nave Plumbing, Oswald Trippe & Company, Over Easy Café, Pak N Ship, RE/MAX of the Islands, Bill and Linda Sadd, Sanctuary Island Electric, Sanibel Air Conditioning, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Schnapper’s Hots, Shalimar Resort, Joseph and Shirley Smaha, Splash Man Pool Service, Traders Store & Café, ‘Tween Waters Inn, Waterside Inn and West Wind Inn.

The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club has been dedicated to helping the less fortunate since its inception on Dec. 26, 1967. The proceeds from its various fundraising events help support a number of charities. Academic scholarships for handicapped students and programs for the visually impaired are just two of the causes that the club supports. The Sanibel Captiva Lions also provide free vision, hearing and diabetes screening for the community several times a year.

To make donations and a full list of causes and organizations supported by the Sanibel Captiva Lions Club, please visit sanibelcaptivalions.org/fund_raising/contribute.html.