Golf Tournament Supports The Heights Foundation's Programs for Kids
08/30/2018

The Heights Foundation 3rd annual benefit golf tournament will take place on Friday, September 28 at Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers.

Online PR News – 30-August-2018 – Fort Myers – The Heights Foundation 3rd annual benefit golf tournament will take place on Friday, September 28 at Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers. The proceeds of the event support The Heights Center's programs that work to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., there will be a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. and dinner, auction and awards at 6:00 p.m.
"The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average," said Jim Sanger, Chief Operating Officer of The Heights Foundation. "This tournament will help support programs at The Heights Center including School Success and our enriching summer camp."
Sponsors include Owen Ames Kimball, Five County Insurance and Jul Andre Fragrances. Additional sponsorships that include golf packages and recognition are available. Sponsorship deadline is September 14.
Tournament Registration is now available. A foursome is $600 and two golfers are $300. Golfer registration deadline is September 21.
For more information visit www.heightsfoundation.org/golf or call Jim Sanger at (239) 482-7706 or email jim@heightsfoundation.org
About the Heights Foundation and the Heights Center
The Heights Foundation works to build self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts. The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment.
Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.