The 11th annual Shadow Wood Golf Tournament at the Bonita Springs, Fla., club benefits multiple supporting charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Café of Life, the Interfaith Charities of South Lee Food Pantry, and more. A pair of tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards that sold for $5,000 was one of the top auction items at the evening banquet, which included live and silent auctions, and a raffle that raised more than $100,000 alone.
The 11th annual Shadow Wood Golf Tournament raised more than $210,000, surpassing last year’s amount by $50,000, the Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla., reported.
The February 20 event, hosted for the second year by the Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation, exceeded the $200,000 goal and benefited the foundation’s supporting charities: Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Café of Life, Feeding the 5000, The Salvation Army, the Interfaith Charities of South Lee Food Pantry, the Bonita Springs Assistance Office, and New Horizons of Southwest Florida.
The two shotgun golf events on the Shadow Wood South Golf Course drew 176 golfers, and 208 guests attended the gala dinner. The tournament has been a tradition for residents and the community since its inception in 2003.
A pair of tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards that sold for $5,000 was one of the top auction items at the evening banquet, which included live and silent auctions, and a raffle that raised more than $100,000 alone.
FineMark National Bank & Trust returned this year as a major sponsor, joining U.S. Trust and McCaw & Clegg Wealth Management – UBS, in addition to a number of individuals. Additional supporters included Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation trustees Larry Acorn, Dave Courtney, Suzanne Devitt, Chet Hobert, Jerry Lane, Bill Lentz, Susan Nicoletti, Ted Woerner and Lillian Young.
Shadow Wood Country Club is a private, member-owned club that features three distinctly different championship golf courses, including Shadow Wood North and South and the Arthur Hills-designed course at Shadow Wood Preserve. Members also enjoy a nine-court tennis complex, 30,000-sq. ft. clubhouse, and a 16,000-sq. ft. clubhouse at Shadow Wood Preserve.