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Thank you for the support

By Staff | Apr 9, 2019

To the editor:

The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club held its annual Play For P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament on Feb. 9 and raised over $31,000 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.

A beautiful sunny Sanibel day welcomed 120 golfers – for a total sellout. Those present showed their generosity by buying mulligans, bidding on silent auction items, and purchasing 50/30/20 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 Ryan Hagerman and staff for organizing 120 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.

The Play for P.I.N.K. Committee 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, J.McLaughlin and Walgreens. Hole sponsors included Bank of the Islands, Bondurant Realty Group, Cip’s Place, H2O Outfitters, Island Grooming, Jerry’s Foods, Kingfisher Real Estate, Lighthouse Cafe, On Island, Pfeifer Realty Group, Rosier Insurance, Timbers Restaurant, Traders and John R. Wood Realty. Jerry’s Foods graciously provided fruit for breakfast and Bailey’s fresh donuts were enjoyed. 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, Captiva Cruises, Cip’s Place, Luc Century, Amy Clapp, many Coach/ Ralph Lauren items (privately donated), Congress Jewelers, The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, Eileen Fisher, Floral Artistry, Golf4Less, Shari Hannon, Her Sports Closet, Miguel Hnatow, Sue Housler, Island Pharmacy, The Mad Hatter, Macintosh Books and Paper, Linda Miller, Sandbar Restaurant, Sanibel Day Spa, Sanibel Health Club, Sanibel Home Furnishings, The Sanibel Inn, Sanibel Sea School, Sanibel Skin Spa, Sanibel Surf Shop, Caren Schoen, South Seas Island Resort, Stone Harbor Golf Club, Sundial Resort, Tarpon Bay Explorers, West Wind Inn, Vera Bradley and Annie Wainwright.

The following individuals and businesses donated raffle items: Adventures in Paradise, Beach Daisy, B-Unique, Cape Nails, Chico’s, The Clam Shack, Doc Ford’s, Finnimore’s Cycle Shop, Gale’s Designs, JB Designs, The Lazy Flamingo, Lumpy’s, Malia Island Fusion Cuisine, Massage Envy, Linda Miller, Naples Soap Company, Kate Nichols, Peach Republic, Rinaldi’s, Roberta Rohl, Sanibel Fresh, Sanibel Resort Wear, Shiny Objects, Suncatcher’s Dream, Three Crafty Ladies, Traders, Whim’s Why Knot and Wilford & Lee.

The Play for P.I.N.K. Committee, which now includes members of the DWGA, DMGA and Nifty Niners, is looking forward to organizing another successful fundraiser to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Feb. 8, 2020. Mark your calendars! And as always, we encourage our islanders to shop locally and support these many kind and generous contributors.

Again, thanks to all.

The Dunes Play for P.I.N.K. Committee