Ticket sales close soon for SWFL Inc. Stock Your Bar Foundation Fundraiser
A limited number of $100 tickets will be sold for a chance to receive more than 30 bottles of wine and liquor for a total value of more than $1,300. A limited number of tickets are available here
. Many local businesses supported the fundraiser by donating bottles of wine and liquor, which will be raffled off to one winner on Facebook Live on Sept. 30. The Stock Your Bar Fundraiser is presented by Florida Gulf Coast University, Lee Health, NCH Healthcare System, and Physicians Regional Healthcare System.
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Spots filling fast for Oct. 30 golf tournament
Team slots are filling up for SWFL Inc.’s Oct. 30 Golf Scramble at Raptor Bay. The tournament is an annual tradition in the Southwest Florida community and is open to all skill levels, community members and business professionals alike. Foursomes can be registered for $600 here
or over the phone at (239) 992-2943. The tournament will feature raffle prizes, activities throughout the course, and lunch. Each member of the winning team will be awarded with a free round of golf for four from Raptor Bay. For information on promoting your company at the annual event, contact Christleen Knaub at Christleen@SWFLinc.com.
The Immokalee Foundation asking for votes to win $25,000 grant
The Immokalee Foundation is asking for online votes from the public through Oct. 2 for a chance to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm, which selected the foundation as a Top 200 Finalist in a national competition. U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for The Immokalee Foundation up to 10 times each day through Oct. 2 at State Farm Neighborhood Assist
. The top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced online Nov. 4, and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits. 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, visit immokaleefoundation.org
The Alliance for the Arts announces Bruce T. Gora Scholarship recipient
The Alliance for the Arts names Cypress Lake High School graduate Sydney Gabrielle Hudson as this year’s Bruce T. Gora Scholarship recipient. This competitive scholarship was created by the Alliance for the Arts with donations made in honor of the life and legacy of Bruce T. Gora and is administered by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The Bruce T. Gora Scholarship Fund is an annual scholarship given to a Lee County high school senior or a college student who is pursuing a fine arts degree with an emphasis in music or photography. The Bruce T. Gora scholarship was created in 2010 from proceeds of the Alliance’s annual fundraiser, A Night to Remember, to honor the memory of photographer, architect, musician and Alliance for the Arts
board member Bruce Gora, who was known throughout the community for his lifelong dedication to the arts and volunteerism. Hudson often hosted a guitar circle in the mornings and afternoons with summer art campers. She is currently a music major at Florida Gulf Coast University.