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Dollars for Scholars golf tourney looking for sponsors

By CJ HADDAD - | Mar 16, 2023

A golf tournament to benefit local students in furthering their educational careers is fast-approaching, and organizers are looking for sponsors.

The third annual “Dollars for Scholars” Cape Coral Mayor’s Scholarship Golf Classic tees off at Palmetto Pine County Club on Friday, April 28.

Proceeds from the event directly benefit the awarding of scholarships to Cape Coral high school students to assist with the financial burden of secondary education.

“This event has become a significant fundraiser for the scholarship fund,” said Cape Coral Mayor’s Scholarship Fund President Joanne Hayden. “Last year we raised over $20,000, which helped us fund 10, four-year scholarships and support technical students as well.”

The classic has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start time, with groups of up to four eligible to take part ($125 per player; $500 per team).

Sponsorship opportunities are available in a wide-range, from beverage cart sponsor, hole sponsors, swag sponsors, and more, or can be tailored to a donor’s request.

“Sponsorship for an event provides some visibility and recognition for a business, and a chance to participate with others in a fun atmosphere,” Hayden said. “Signage is provided throughout the golf course for sponsors and they have an opportunity to be involved in a creative way by sponsoring games or donating raffle prizes.”

The Cape Coral Mayor’s Scholarship program scholarships are awarded to students who are a resident of Cape Coral attending any secondary school or homeschool. Awards are not based on financial need or GPA alone, but the full spectrum of application questions. Leadership, community involvement and service are important factors, too.

Hayden added that the day is a great opportunity to hit the links while benefiting the future of tomorrow.

“The Golf Classic is a great day spent on a beautiful golf course,” she said. “We are planning additional games and ways to bring some fun competition to the event. Knowing your participation helps a Cape Coral student further their education gives some important purpose to those challenging tee shots, or celebrating a great putt.”

To register and for sponsorships, visit www.capecoralmayorscholarship.com/golf-tournament/.

Palmetto Pine Country Club is at 1940 Southwest 9th Court.

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