Shadow Wood residents raise more than $123,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry counties

Shadow WoodBONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Residents of Shadow Wood Country Club recently held their 8th annual Shadow Wood Golf Tournament to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry counties. The event has become a tradition at the community, having been held at the Club since the tournament’s inception eight years ago.

The evening banquet, sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust, included both live and silent auctions as well as a raffle drawing for top prizes. The community-wide event raised more than $123,000, providing funds for at least two rehabilitated homes for Habitat’s partnering families.

Shadow Wood North course #9“So many of us pitched in to make this happen because we believe in the Habitat mission,” said Bill Lentz, chairman of the event and longtime member of Shadow Wood Country Club. “The families who live in Habitat homes earn them through their hours of service in helping to build homes, the actual $1,200 in costs they pay at their mortgage closing, and by staying current with their mortgages, which are provided at zero-percent interest. What Habitat for Humanity provides is really a hand up, not a handout, and we’re pleased to be part of the effort that makes Habitat’s work possible.”

Since 2003, Shadow Wood residents have contributed $960,000 to Habitat for Humanity, enabling 17 families to live the American dream of homeownership.

“We are so grateful to our Shadow Wood supporters,” said Kitty Green, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry counties. “They have worked hard to get where they are in life, and they’re now extending a hand to help others attain the American dream. Their example is extraordinary.”

In January, the members purchased Shadow Wood Country Club from the community’s developer. The debt-free club offers members 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-square-foot Shadow Wood clubhouse and a 16,000-square-foot clubhouse at Shadow Wood Preserve.

Shadow Wood South #8Shadow Wood Country Club is located in The Brooks at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Coconut Road. The 2,532-acre community earned an Aurora Award for residential development from the 12-state Southeast Building Conference, was named the 14th best-selling master-planned community in the United States by Robert Charles Lesser & Co. for three consecutive years, and received the Lee Building Industry Association’s Pinnacle Award for Community of the Year for an unprecedented four consecutive years.

More than half of The Brooks is open space, with 416 acres of undeveloped forest and freshwater wetlands and 878 acres set aside for recreation, open areas, buffers and lakes.

For additional information, contact Shadow Wood Country Club at 239-992-6000 or visit


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