The fourth annual Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic raised more than $72,000 as a record 132 golfers and 15 business sponsors helped infuse additional financial support into Guadalupe Center’s summer enrichment program.
The event, which was held at Vineyards Country Club in Naples, included a lunch buffet, championship golf, cocktails, evening hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and awards party.
The First Florida Integrity Bank team of Brad Butrum, Dan Griffin, Jack Griffin and Chuck Sammons won the scramble to win first place among 33 teams that entered the Golf Classic.
“The golf tournament was a resounding success, and we couldn’t have asked for a better turnout,” said Dawn Montecalvo, president of the Guadalupe Center. “In fact, we’ve already decided to hold our fifth annual Golf Classic next year. See you on April 8, 2019, at Vineyards Country Club!”
Guadalupe Center’s summer enrichment program is offered free of charge to 350 Immokalee-area students identified as at-risk of failure by the Collier County School District. The nonprofit organization strives to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee, and its educational programs serve children from infancy through high school graduation.
Beyond individual golfers and donors who helped make the Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic a success, these business sponsors also provided assistance:
- Platinum sponsors: Vineyards Country Club and the Seminole Tribe of Florida
- Gold sponsors: BCB Homes, Fifth Third Bank, First Florida Integrity Bank and Lee Health Foundation
- Silver sponsor: The Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy and Paul Heuerman
- Bronze sponsor: London Bay Homes
- Hole-in-one sponsors: Audi of Naples and Naples Infiniti
- Media and lunch sponsor: Gulfshore Life
- Auction partners: Naples Wine Collection, Ritz-Carlton Tiburon Golf Resort, Seasons 52 and Tastebuds Custom Catering
For more information, please contact Guadalupe Center at 239-657-7711 or visit GuadalupeCenter.org.
About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprofit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children’s accomplishments: 94 percent exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100 percent of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 90 percent graduated with a post-secondary degree.