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Dave Beers, David Garratt, Doug Daniel, Patrick Brugger

Kathryn Kelly and Javier Salazar

Willy McClinton, Warren Berner, Eric Gutridge, Walter Mitchell III

Bill Martin, Brad Dohack, Patrick Halvarson, Tom Lytton

John Henshaw, Roger Grogman, Bill Harkey, Jim McHale

Megan Clipse, Jan-Erik Hustrulid, Dana Hume, Bob Kramer

Chris Dwyer, John Dwyer, Jim Dwyer, Tiernan Dwyer

John Muni, Pastor Russ Hurst, Scott Cray, Jay Wade

Taylor Sawatzky, Alex Hussey, Mario Gonzalez, Nick Tanner

The Heights Foundation’s eighth annual benefit golf tournament, “Swing For The Kids,” raised $41,400 to support The Heights Center’s programs that work to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers. The tournament was held at The Plantation Golf and Country Club.

“The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average,” said Kathryn Kelly, Founder and CEO of The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. “This tournament supports programs at The Heights Center, including School Success and our enriching Summer Camp. We are appreciative of our tournament sponsors, players, committee and volunteers.”

The first-place team was iThink Financial Credit Union. The second-place team was Russ Berner Construction. The third-place team was Thomas & Swartz Wealth Management. Craig Stevens of Thomas & Swartz hit the longest drive, and Giovanni Indellecati with Aztec Irrigation & Landscaping was closest to the pin.

The Masiello Family Foundation was the Presenting Sponsor. Lake Michigan Credit Union was the Dinner Sponsor. Ace Sponsors were Owen-Ames-Kimball and RG Architects. Baja Electric, FineMark National Bank & Trust, Green Schoenfeld and Kyle Attorneys at Law, Bill and Laurie Harkey, in honor of our veterans, Hightower Fort Myers/Thomas & Swartz Wealth Management, and Skanska were Birdie Sponsors. Axis Contracting was the Hole in One Sponsor.

The tournament chair was Jay Wade, and the committee included Jim Dwyer, Bryan Filson, and Terri Wade.

For more information about The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center, visit or call Annie Campbell at (239) 482-7706 or email

About The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center

The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.   Our 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.   Heights Early Learning serves more than 80 babies through 4 years old.   The Heights Center serves 150 children in AfterSchool and SummerCamp.    The Harlem Heights Community Charter School serves 200 children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

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.  As a result, families cannot easily access family support services in downtown Fort Myers and benefit greatly from programs within the neighborhood.

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