THE IMMOKALEE FOUNDATION’S CHARITY CLASSIC EVENTS TAKING SHAPE FOR NOVEMBER

by Noemi Perez

2017 CHARITY CLASSIC CELEBRATION – DON REDLINGER, STEPHEN PRYOR, KATHY PRYOR, PETER NEGRI

When the word “classic” describes an event, you know it’s going to be time-honored and chic.

It’s only summer, but The Immokalee Foundation is already warming up for its classic events scheduled for November – the Charity Classic Celebration and Pro-Am golf tournament.

Our board members, staff, mentors, community partners, instructors, corporate sponsors and volunteers are coming together to ensure that the great potential among this generation of youth in Immokalee is enabled to flourish.

The Charity Classic events are a very important way to forge pathways to success for the students of Immokalee. The Charity Classic Celebration provides opportunities to support students in achieving professional careers through Fund A Dream™, a unique live bidding experience that enables donors to contribute to Immokalee’s children in specific and tangible ways. The Fund A Dream™ auction supports important programs like Immokalee Readers, career development opportunities, internships and scholarships for college and vocational programs designed to lead to financial independence.

Not only is the Celebration an important fundraising event – it’s a great deal of fun for those attending! The evening of fine dining and entertainment takes place Friday, November 9, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Barbara Morrison, a board member of The Immokalee Foundation, is chairing this year’s Celebration. The cost to attend is $550 per person. Underwriting and sponsorships are available.

2017 CHARITY CLASSIC PRO-AM – 1ST PLACE MENS – SUNNY SAPIENTE, NICK THOMPSON, CHUCK FREEMAN, DAVID GRIFFITH, DAVID GORDLEY, PATRICK TRITTLER, ANNIKA
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On Sunday, November 11, foursomes of amateur golfers will learn which professionals they will be paired with for the first and second nine holes of play in the Charity Classic Pro-Am, scheduled for Monday, November 12, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The exclusive pairings party takes place at The Old Collier Golf Club.

The Immokalee Foundation’s 2018 Charity Classic Pro-Am will feature more than two dozen of the world’s greatest golfers who are paired with Southwest Florida’s most philanthropic players for a day of camaraderie in support of the foundation’s programs.

The morning begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and golf demonstrations, followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch and an awards presentation immediately follow the tournament.

Sunny Sapiente of Bay Colony Golf Club is chairing this year’s Pro-Am.

Champion golfers and event sponsors are being lined up to join Florida Community Bank and Huntington Private Bank in their support of the children of Immokalee this year. For sponsorship information, call 239.430.9122 or email info@immokaleefoundation.org.

The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to professional careers through support, mentoring and tutoring, and life skills development leading to economic independence.

To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, its signature events, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, becoming a mentor, making a donation, including the foundation in your estate plans, or for additional information, call239.430.9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.

Noemi Perez, executive director of The Immokalee Foundation, can be reached at  noemi.perez@immokaleefoundation.org.

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