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Red Sox announce 13th annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament

Monies raised will provide $80,000 in scholarships for local high-school students

By Staff | Jul 9, 2024

As part of its continuing community outreach efforts, the Red Sox Foundation will hold its 13th annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament on Oct. 11.

The tournament will take place at the Tiburón Golf Club’s Gold Course 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. A continental breakfast will be included as well as a buffet lunch.

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 public high schools in Lee County and one student from a Lee County charter and ALS school for a total of 16 scholarships worth $80,000.

To date, the Swings for the Sox has raised more than $615,000 for local charities and specifically $530,000 for the scholarship program.

Once again, this year’s title sponsor is ReRoute, a socially-driven manufacturing, sales and distribution company that aims to change the game on what and where some of the things you buy are made. ReRoute products are made of fully recyclable plastics or agave. They are made of compostable materials in humane conditions. ReRoute joins Galloway Ford returning this year as the Golf Ball sponsor.

Tournament sponsorships are available from $350. Foursome player packages begin at $1,200. All golfers will receive a New Balance polo, duffel bag and custom Red Sox branded gifts. There will also be high-end raffle prizes for golfers to bid on.

Raffle 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 being accepted.

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundation’s primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball.

For more information, call 239-226-4783 or email swingsforthesox@redsox.com.