April 22, 2022 to April 22, 2022
07:30 AM untill 02:00 PM
The eighth annual benefit golf tournament, "Tee It Up FORE The Kids," will take place on Friday, April 22, at The Shell Point Golf Club, 17500 On Par Boulevard, Fort Myers. This year's event has been renamed The Craig Scott Memorial Tournament in honor of Scott, a long-time board member and supporter of Heights Early Learning (formerly GLAD Kids). The event's proceeds benefit Heights Early Learning, an organization that supports 85 children from birth through age four. A part of The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center family, Heights Early Learning's mission is to ensure low-income families have quality, affordable childcare. Children read, learn and play in a safe environment while their parents provide for their families. The event is sponsored by entech. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. The shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m., with a box lunch and awards following the tournament. "The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average," said Pat Ostrom, tournament director. "Heights Early Learning provides a stable, nurturing environment and means the parents can further their education and participate in the workforce." Tournament Registration is now available. The registration deadline is Friday, April 15. Registration is $125 per golfer or $500 for a foursome. In addition, sponsorships that include golf packages and recognition are available. For more information, visit www.heightsfoundation.org/forthekids or call Jim Sanger at (239) 482-7706 or email [email protected] About The Heights Foundation, The Heights Center, and The Heights Early Learning The Heights Foundation works to build self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. Our mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts. The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. Heights Early Learning serves 85 babies through 4 years old. The Heights Center serves 134 children in AfterSchool and SummerCamp. The Harlem Heights Community Charter School serves 150 children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. The population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families cannot easily access family support services in downtown Fort Myers and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.
LocationShell Point Golf ClubView map
17500 On Par Boulevard,
Fort Myers, 33908, FL, 1234