2017-03-23 / Outdoors


¦ Gulfcoast Runners and Artis— Naples present the annual Run for Music 10K at 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, at the performing arts center. A 1-mile fun run is also available. Musicians from the Naples Philharmonic will perform along the race route. Registration is $10-$45. For more information or to sign up, visit www.gcrunner.org.

¦ Naples Botanical Garden hosts The Garden Open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Windstar on Naples Bay. The scramble-style tournament event includes cocktails, dinner and a live auction. Registration is $300 for golf and dinner, $80 for a dinner guest. For more information or to sign up, email azoller@naplesgarden.org.

¦ The third annual Guadalupe Center Golf Classic tees off at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Vineyards Country Club. The event starts with a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. and wraps up with awards, cocktails and dinner. Sponsors to date are Arthrex and Gulfshore Life. To registration or for more information, email mbecker@guadalupecenter.org or visit www.guadalupecenter.org.

¦ Friends of Foster Children Forever invites people of all ages and abilities to take part in the first-ever Sunshine 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning, April 22, at Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd. W. in Naples. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the walk steps out at 7:30 a.m. Family fun and entertainment will go on from 9-11 a.m. Registration for the 5K event, which is organized by Gulf Coast Runners, is $35 by April 21, $45 on the day of the event; registration to run/walk a 1-mile route is $10. To sign up or for more information, visit www.friendsoffosterchildren.net.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, call Gisela Estrada at 262-1808 or email gisela@friendsoffosterchildren.net.

¦ Lipman Family Farms hosts the Run for Backpacks 5K and junior fun run at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Immokalee High School. Proceeds will provide backpacks filled with school supplies for local children. Participants will receive a bag full of Immokalee produce after the 8 a.m. 5K and 9 a.m. junior race. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for children before the event, $30 on race day. For more information, call 657-4421 or visit www.lipmanfamilyfarms.com.

¦ The Stroke Recovery Foundation holds its inaugural Stroke Victor golf scramble Saturday, April 22, at Quail Village Golf Club. Registration starts at noon and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Registration is limited to 100 golfers and includes dinner and an awards ceremony. Sign up for $80 per golfer (dinner for non-golfers is $30). To register or for more information, call 598-2815 or email membership@ QuailVillageGolfClub.org.

¦ The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds its Augusta on the Gulf golf tournament Monday, April 24, at Vineyards Country Club. Registration is $250. To sign up or for more information, call 417-3465 or email office@pasfi.org.

¦ The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Quail Creek Country Club. Participants will enjoy a pregame lunch, a hole-in-one contest with a $10,000 cash prize and an awards dinner following the tournament. Registration is $175. To sign up or for more information, visit www.napleschamber.org.

¦ Great Strides Naples/Fort Myers chapter hosts a 5K walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation stepping out at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Estero Community Park. Participants can register as individuals or teams to fundraise prior to the event. To sign up or for more information, call (813) 374- 9041 or visit www.fightcf.cff.org.

¦ Redlands Christian Migrant Association holds the annual Lipman Golf Classic at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Naples Heritage Golf Club. Registration is $225, with proceeds to benefit Immokalee migrant farm workers. For more information, call (800) 282-6540 or visit www.rcma.org.

¦ The Brandi Tramazzo Hero House Foundation hosts its second annual Crazy Pants charity golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club. Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest golf pants. Lunch follows at The Speakeasy Marco Island. For registration details and more information, call 404-4228 or email marcosandi@comcast.net. ¦

— Email news about charity sports events to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly.com.

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