PRLog - May 31, 2011 - LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s first golf fundraiser successfully raised $8,000 in net proceeds to benefit the agency’s programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages. The tournament took place Saturday, May 14 at Westminster Golf Club in Lehigh Acres.
The Goodwill Golf Classic at Westminster Golf Club
The Goodwill Golf Classic attracted 139 golfers, who traveled from as far away as Miami to compete for prizes and raise funds for Goodwill’s (http://www.goodwillswfl.org)
With the $8,000 raised by the tournament, Goodwill can provide assistance to up to 320 Southwest Floridians in need. That amount could provide more than 14 months of income-subsidized housing for a person with a physical disability. The same amount could provide 16 job internships for students with developmental disabilities at the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy charter school.
The Goodwill Golf Classic was presented with the help of more than 50 sponsors, most notably Smith and Wesson Alarm of Fort Myers, Signs in One Day of Cape Coral, the Westminster Golf Club, and the PGA Tour Superstore in Naples.
The foursome representing Aqua Systems of Fort Myers took home first place by scoring a -13 in the best-ball scramble.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. helps people with disabilities and other disadvantages overcome their barriers to employment and independence. Supported programs include Job-Link employment resource centers, the Four Wheels For Work vehicle assistance program, mentoring programs for at-risk youth, and the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise program.
For more information about Goodwill’s programs in Southwest Florida, please visit http://www.goodwillswfl.org.
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About Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.:
Goodwill operates 25 thrift stores in Southwest Florida to support its mission of removing barriers to independence. Programs include income-sensitive housing, career placement assistance, the L.I.F.E. Academy Charter School, Four Wheels for Work, and others.