September 8 at The Plantation Golf and Country Club
Fort Myers, Fla. –August 7, 2023) — The Heights Foundation’s eighth annual benefit golf tournament “Swing For The Kids” will take place on Friday, September 8 at The Plantation Golf and Country Club. 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. Last year’s tournament raised more than $37,000. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the shotgun start is at 1:00 p.m. A dinner buffet and awards to follow.
“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 will help support programs at The Heights Center including School Success and our enriching summer camp.”
Tournament Registration is now available. A foursome is $650. Sponsorships that include golf packages and recognition are available. The sponsorship deadline is August 25 and golfer registration deadline is September 1. For more information visit www.heightsfoundation.org/golf or call Annie Campbell at (239) 482-7706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 downtow