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Thank you for the support

By Staff | May 9, 2018

To the editor:

The Dunes Women’s Golf Association held our annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, and raised $25,000-plus for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This highly accountable organization funded by Este Lauder Companies donates 100 percent of funds raised to support breast cancer research and is rated A-plus by CharityWatch.

It was another beautiful, sunny Sanibel day with nearly 100 in attendance on Feb. 10. Those present showed their generosity by buying mulligans, bidding on silent auction items, purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets and raffle tickets for the numerous items donated by local merchants and artists. We are so very thankful for the kind and generous support of the island financial institutions, merchants, businesses, artists, private foundations and many others who helped make this event such a fantastic success. A special thanks to the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club for sponsoring this annual function – General Manager Brian Kautz, Dunes Head Pro Chris Shaul and staff for organizing 100 golfers, Food Service Manager Dwight Doherty, Dana Swanson for her creative signage and to Chef Roro for our delicious luncheon, which was underwritten by the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company.

DWGA sends a special note of gratitude to those island businesses who so generously supported the cause, including the Sanibel Captiva Trust Company, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, the Hanser Foundation and a member’s Family Foundation. Hole sponsors included Bank of the Islands, Bondurant Realty Group, H2O Outfitters, Island Grooming, Lighthouse Cafe, On Island, Over Easy Cafe, Pfeifer Realty Group, Rosier Insurance, Sanibel Day Spa, Timbers Restaurant, Traders, John R. Wood Realty and Walgreens. Jerry’s Foods graciously provided fruit for breakfast and Bailey’s fresh donuts were served. Also, thank you to the many Dunes members/friends who opened up their hearts and their wallets to sponsor both holes and carts in the names of loved ones and friends.

The following local and island businesses/artists provided items to be auctioned: Billy’s Segway, Cape Nails, Captiva Cruises, Luc Century, Amy Clapp, Coach/Anne Klein items (privately donated), Congress Jewelers, Mike Dutton, the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, Eileen Fisher, Gale’s Designs, Golf4Less/Lumpy’s, Miguel Hnatow, Sue Housler, Mad Hatter, Linda Miller, Roberta Rohl, Sandbar Restaurant, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Health Club, Sanibel Home Furnishings, The Sanibel Inn, Sanibel Pilates & Yoga, Sanibel Sea School, Sanibel Skin Spa, South Seas Island Resort, Stone Harbor Golf Club, Sundial Resort, Tween Waters Inn, Vera Bradley and Annie Wainwright.

The following individuals and businesses donated raffle items: Adventures in Paradise, Amy Jo’s Boutique, B-Unique, Chico’s, Cip’s Place, The Clam Shack, Coach, Doc Ford’s, Finnimore’s Cycle Shop, Floral Artistry, Nancy Greenberg, Her Sports Closet, J.B. Designs, La France Dry Cleaners and Alterations, The Lazy Flamingo, MacIntosh Books, Linda Miller, Massage Envy, Nanny’s Children’s Shop, Kate Nichols, Pandora’s Box, Randi, Sandcastle Gifts, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Fresh, Sanibel Surf Shop, Sanibel Synergy, Three Crafty Ladies, Vineyard, Pat Wentling, Whims, and Wilford & Lee.

The DWGA Play for P.I.N.K. Committee is looking forward to organizing another successful fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Feb. 9, 2019. And as always, we encourage our islanders to shop locally and support these many kind and generous contributors.

Again, thanks to all.

Gussie Blue

P.I.N.K. Committee representative

Dunes Women’s Golf Association