Golfers putted, participated in raffles and sipped beverages, all while helping Child Care of Southwest Florida raise $11,500 at its Fourth Annual "Tee Time For Tots" Child Care Golf Tournament June 1 at the Pelican Preserve Golf Club.
The BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company team of John Pollock of Fort Myers, David Owen of Cape Coral, David Negip of Fort Myers and Ed Castner of Cape Coral took home first place honors.
Negip also was closest to the pin, winning the prize of a BMW for the weekend. Doug Thrasher of Iberia Bank also was closest to the pin, winning the opportunity for a foursome to play at Cedar Hammock in Naples.
First Place Team from BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company, from left, David Negip of Fort Myers, David Owen of Cape Coral, John Pollock of Fort Myers and Ed Castner of Cape Coral.
A putting contest was won by D.J. Wood, who won the opportunity to have a foursome in the 2014 Cajun Classic.
Major sponsors of the tournament were Copy Lady, Digital Benefits, Lobdell Family, Merrill Lynch and Tri Circle Pavers.
"Everybody had a good time knowing that their entry fees will be used to provide child care scholarships for children from low-income families," said Child Care of Southwest Florida Executive Director Beth Lobdell. "Many people don't realize that the cost of child care is the third largest expense in the family budget after housing and food. Many of our families simply cannot afford this necessary child care ex-pense without some help. That's where this golf tournament assists families in need."
An awards luncheon and raffle followed the morning of golf.
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a private non-profit organization dedicated to providing high quality child care services throughout Southwest Florida. The agency provides early education and child care for children from infancy through age eight at its six child care centers in Lee and Hendry counties. In addition, it offers training for early childhood professionals, and administers the federal food program for eligible centers and family child care homes in 14 Florida counties.
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., is a United Way agency. To learn more or to make a donation, visit www.ccswfl.org or call 239-278-1002.