The Foundation of Collier County Medical Society recently hosted its 6th Annual “Docs & Duffers” charity golf tournament and raffle at Bonita Bay Club Naples. This signature fundraising event took place September 28th and raised over $25,000 in net proceeds with participation from 110 golfers (including a variety of local healthcare and business leaders), 23 sponsors and supporters, 50 prize donors, and 20 volunteers.
“We extend our deepest gratitude for the continued support we receive for our annual charity golf tournament,” says Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation board chair. “The participation of our golfers, supporters, and volunteers raises crucial funds for future medical professionals and healthcare programs in Collier County.”
Dollars raised from the event will provide scholarships for healthcare students and funding for community healthcare programs in need. The Foundation provided $34,500 in scholarships in 2019, including the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students and six additional healthcare scholarships. Scholarship applications for 2020 will be available at ccmsfoundation.org in December 2019.
After a morning tee-off, golfers enjoyed pleasant weather on the Bonita Bay Club Naples’ Audubon Sanctuary “Sabal” course, meandering among cypress stands, sabal palms, and the occasional family of deer. Golfers also took advantage of goodie bags, hosted beverages, exhibitor treats, and a variety of hole contests throughout the day. An awards luncheon proceeded the tournament, with raffle winner announcements and prizes for the top two foursomes, men’s and ladies’ closest to the pin and longest drive, and the “highest scoring” foursome.
Event supporters included Ace Sponsors Advanced Urology Institute and Southwest Florida Physicians Association, EagleSponsor Family Foot and Leg Center, Birdie sponsors: Barrett, Liner & Buss with Leading Edge Benefit Advisors, Capital Bank, Naples Heart Rhythm Specialists, NCH Healthcare System, SVN Kova, and VITAS Healthcare. In-kind sponsors Life in Naples, Radiology Regional Center, Urological Supplies, Inc., and Germain BMW also supported the tournament.
Visit ccmsfoundation.org for a link to the full list of sponsors and view photos from the tournament at facebook.com/ccmsfoundation. Stay tuned for more information on the Foundation’s 7th Annual Docs & Duffers, which will be held in the Fall of 2020. The next Foundation fundraising event is a 4-course dinner with wine pairings on December 4th at Chez Guy Parisian Bistro. The dinner is open to the public, and tickets are $95/person including tax, gratuity, and raffle ticket.
To register, visit ccmsfoundation.org or call 239.435.7727.
The mission of the Foundation, the 501(c)3 charitable arm of the Collier County Medical Society, was established in 2012. Its mission is to provide support and leadership to programs that address access to healthcare and promote health education. For more information, go to ccmsfoundation.org.