Children's Home Society Golf Tournament


Contact: Rebecca McGuire
               Children’s Home Society
               (239) 334-0222 x 215

Annual “FORE the Children” Golf Invitational benefits Children's Home Society
Gartner is title sponsor for signature event

FORT MYERS, Fla., (March 3, 2011) – Children’s Home Society is teeing up for its annual “FORE the Children” Charity Golf Invitational which takes place on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero.  This is Children’s Home Society’s signature event, and funds raised benefit programs that serve children and families in Southwest Florida communities. Gartner will once again be the event’s title sponsor.

The scramble-style invitational event begins with registration at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration is $125 for individuals or $450 per foursome and includes light lunch,  green fees, a sleeve of balls per player, prizes and awards, and after golf festivities.

This year, the event will also include a special presentation of the R. David and I. Lorraine Thomas Child Advocate of the Year Award.  Gartner will be honored with this prestigious recognition at the invitational.

Last year’s event raised nearly $10,000 to benefit Children’s Home Society programs which include: pregnancy counseling and infant adoptions, Healthy Families Lee and Collier, independent living (teens in foster care), case management for developmentally disabled persons, mental health counseling for children, Cribs for Kids, and Early Learning Services. The division’s programs and services directly impact the lives of more than 7,000 children and families every day in five counties.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event. Registration is available online at: or request a mail-in registration form or sponsorship information by calling Mary Ellen Johnstone at Children’s Home Society  (239) 275-3017.