2017-09-07 / Top News

GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE

¦ First Florida Integrity Bank hosts its ninth annual charity golf tournament to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy and Friends of Foster Children Forever at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Hideout Golf Club. Lunch and hors d’oeuvres included. For more information or to register a foursome, call Heather Tice at 325-3750 or visit www.firstfloridaintegrity.com.

¦ Race your way to a healthier lifestyle by participating in Lee Health’s Inspiring Health 5K Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk stepping out at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Coconut Point in Estero, where Lee Health operates its Healthy Life Center to promote healthy lifestyles, early detection of disease and management of chronic disease. Registration is $30 and can be completed at www.tinyurl.com/inspiringhealth5Kweb. Proceeds will benefit the Healthy Life Center and Shipley Cardiothoracic Center, an innovation hub focused on patient care optimization and research and learning opportunities for cardiothoracic surgical teams worldwide.

¦ The Moe’s 3-Mile Corporate Run/Walk to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children takes place Thursday evening, Oct. 5, setting out from Moe’s Southwest Grill at Immokalee Road and U.S. 41. The non-chipped run is open to all employees and family of local corporations, businesses, government offices and institutions. Trophies will be awarded to the three teams with the most participants. The team with the most members will win a Moe’s catered meal for each participant (up to 100).

Registration is $20 by Sept. 30, $25 Oct. 1-4 and $30 on event day. Packet pick-up begins at 5 p.m. on race day and the race sets out at 6:15 p.m. Runners are asked to bring a donation of peanut butter or jelly for Collier Harvest to help replenish school food pantries. The Moe’s Corporate run is organized by Gulf Coast Runners. To sign up or for more information, call 208-2474 or visit www.gcrunner.org.

¦ The Red Sox Foundation hosts its sixth annual Swings for the Sox tournament Friday morning, Oct. 6, at Tiburon Golf Club. Play will be a scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more. Registration includes a continental breakfast, raffle and silent auction as well as access to an online auction. For more information about the event or to register, call 226-4783 or email swingsforthesox@redsox.com.

¦ Cancer Alliance of Naples hosts its 14th annual Jerry Conti Memorial Fancy Pants golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. The day begins with a continental breakfast and Bloody Mary toast, followed by a scramble style tournament that ends with a luncheon and awards. Participants are encouraged to wear their fanciest golf pants. Registration is $250. For more information about the tournament or to register, call 643-4673 or visit www.cancerallianceofnaples.org.

¦ RMC Group hosts the second annual RMC Open on Saturday, Oct. 7, to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples at Moorings Country Club. Breakfast and registration start at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start following at 9 a.m. The day concludes with lunch, awards and prizes at 1 p.m. Registration for $100 includes meals, greens fees and drink tickets. For more information or to register, call Ashley Simpson at 298-8210 or email asimpson@rmcgp.com.

¦ The Girls on the Run of Collier County annual Scavenger Dash blends elements of “The Amazing Race,” trivia and challenges to cover 4 miles of downtown Naples from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7. Registration is $140-$220 per team and includes lunch, awards and raffles. Only 40 teams permitted. For more information or to register, visit www.gotrcc.org.

¦ Make-A-Wish Southern Florida hosts its annual Walk for Wishes at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Florida Gulf Coast University. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race is followed by family activities. For more information, visit www.sfla.wish.org.

¦ Florida Gulf Coast University hosts its 26th annual Founders Cup Golf Tournament at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Quail Creek Golf Club. The day begins with a buffet lunch in the clubhouse and play begins at 1 p.m. A dinner buffet and awards close the day. Registration is $500-$2,500. For more information or to register, call 590- 1016 or visit www.fgcu.edu.

¦ The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer non-competitive walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 21, with the opening ceremony at 8 a.m. at Artis—Naples. Form a team and collect pledges with your neighbors, colleagues and friends, or join a team that is already organized. For more information, call the Naples office of ACS at 261- 0337.

¦ Gulfshore Playhouse hosts its 13th annual charity golf tournament Monday, Oct. 23, at TwinEagles’ Talon Course. Registration includes a putting contest, lunch and awards dinner. For more information or to register, call 261- 7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

¦ The Halloween Monster 5K and Children’s Goblin 1K to benefit the Lions Club Vision Clinic take place Saturday morning, Oct. 28, at Fleischmann Park. The 5K race starts at 7:30 a.m. and will be followed at 8:30 a.m. by the kids’ event. A costume contest will be part of the awards ceremony. Registration by Sept. 30 is $25; Oct. 1-27, $30; and on race day, $25. Ages 21 and younger are $12 through Oct. 27 and $15 on race day. Gulf Coast Runners is organizing the event. For more information, call 404-7007 or visit www.gulfcoastrunner.org. ¦

— Email news about charity sports events to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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