2011 Inter-Club Challenge raises more than $123,000 for Immokalee children

NAPLES, Fla. – Eighteen foursomes from 12 Southwest Florida communities and their clubs’ golf pros participated in the 2011 Inter-Club Challenge at The Old Collier Golf Club in Naples. The fifth annual tournament raised more than $123,000, benefitting the children of Immokalee through The Immokalee Foundation. Both winning men’s and women’s teams were from The Old Collier Golf Club.

“Our presenting sponsor The Johnson Meland Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, our host The Old Collier Golf Club, our founding sponsor Fifth Third Bank and other sponsors, underwriters and players are helping to provide a brighter future for the children of Immokalee,” said tournament co-chair Tom Weyl.

Children with The First Tee of Naples/Collier Program in Immokalee, a TIF supported program, assisted with the day’s activities.

The winning men’s team was the foursome from The Old Collier Golf Club were Nick Trigony, Bill O’Brien, Clint Harkins, Dick Stonesifer with golf pro Steve Waugh; and the women’s winning team were Susie Garrabrant, Ellen Canham, Bonnie McMicken and Sue Otterbeck with golf pro Iain Mossman.

Closest to the pin winner Kevin Johnson received a Rolex watch provided by Bigham Jewelers. Germain Lincoln of Naples provided the hole-in-one prize.

The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and vocational school, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills. To learn more about volunteering as a mentor or for additional information on TIF, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.








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