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"Tee Time For Tots" Raises $14,000 For Child Care of Southwest Florida
A total of 80 golfers helped raise more than $14,000 at the 3rd Annual "Tee Time For Tots" Child Care Golf Tournament June 9.
Linda McNabb, Development Director
Child Care of Southwest Florida
Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC
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“TEE TIME FOR TOTS” RAISES $14,000
FOR CHILD CARE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
FORT MYERS, Fla., June 18, 2012 – Child Care of Southwest Florida raised more than $14,000 at its Third Annual “Tee Time For Tots” Child Care Golf Tournament
A total of 80 golfers participated in the tournament at the Pelican Preserve Golf Club. Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott and his team of Ryan Bell, Morgan Bowden and Tom Schmidt took home the first place honors.
In second place was the BB&T Oswald Trippe and Co. team of Bob Bassett, David Owen, Ed Castner and Gray Davis.
Major sponsors of the tournament were UBS and Fort Myers Audi, which would have given an Audi6 to anyone who hit a hole-in-one during the tournament.
“Nobody won the car, but everybody had a good time knowing that their entry fees will be used to provide child care scholarships for children from low-income families,” said Child Care of Southwest Florida Development Director Linda McNabb. “Many people don’t realize that the cost of child care is the third largest expense in the family budget after housing and food. Many of our families simply cannot afford this necessary child care expense without some help. That’s where this golf tournament assists families in need.”
An awards luncheon and raffle followed the morning of golf.
About Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency
provides early education and child care for children from infancy through age eight at its six child care centers in Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, it offers training for early childhood professionals, and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes in 14 Florida counties. The agency must rely on generous donations and volunteer efforts from members of the community, corporations and foundations to build and maintain programs that make a difference to low-income children. Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a United Way agency.
To learn more or to make a donation, visit www.ccswfl.org or call (239) 278-1002.