Red Sox announce ninth annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament
As part of its continuing community outreach efforts, the Red Sox Foundation will hold its ninth annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament on Oct. 2. The tournament will take place at the Tiburón Golf Club located at 2620 Tiburón Drive in Naples. A scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more will begin at 8:30 a.m. after registration at 7:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided. All proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the Lee County Red Sox Scholarship program. Each year, the Red Sox Foundation awards a $5,000 college scholarship to one deserving student from each of the 14 public high schools in Lee County. This year’s title sponsor is DLD Builders. Tournament sponsorships are available from $150 to $5,000. Foursome player packages begin at $1,000. If the tournament has to be canceled for any reason, all donations and entry fees will be fully refunded. Raffle and silent auction items that can be used to aid in raising money for the Red Sox Foundation’s scholarship fund and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted. For more information, call 239-226-4783 or email email@example.com.
United Way funds Catholic Charities programs
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice Inc. in Collier County received funding from the United Way of Collier County to support mental health counseling and the Empowerment Program. A total of $112,000 was provided to the agency through a grant for the period of April 1 through March 31, 2021. The awarded grant will mainly support the Catholic Charities Empowerment Program and Mental Health Program. Catholic Charities provides aid to people in need at four locations in Collier County which include the Family Counseling Center, the Judy Sullivan Family Resource Center, and Golden Gate Senior Center all in Naples and Guadalupe Social Services in Immokalee. For more information, visit catholiccharitiesdov.org
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP announces CLA Foundation grant recipient
The CLA Foundation has awarded three nonprofit grants totaling $40,000. This year’s grant recipients include Children’s Home Society, receiving $15,000 and serving Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties working to end the need for foster care. The Immokalee Foundation received $15,000 and empowers children and young adults to change the course of their lives by providing educational and career-building opportunities. Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT) received $10,000 and serves victims of domestic violence. The CLA Foundation is a philanthropic extension of the CLA Promise, which allows every member of the CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
(CLA) family to know and help people in the communities.
St. Matthew’s House partners with Lee County organizations
St. Matthew’s House is partnering with three leading Lee County organizations to expand food distribution support to the growing number of Lee County individuals and families suffering from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. The partnership was initiated and is being financially supported by Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity’s Epsilon Nu Boule Foundation. Additional participants include Mount Olive AME Church and Midwest Food Bank. A kick-off event and food distribution will take place this Thursday at Mount Olive AME Church, located at 2754 Orange Street, Fort Myers. Food distribution will continue at this site every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. St. Matthew’s House is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that does not solicit government funding. For information, visit stmatthewshouse.org