FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 28, 2014) – As part of its continuing community outreach efforts, the Red Sox Foundation will hold its third annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.

The tournament will take place at Tiburon Golf Club located at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort at 2620 Tiburon Drive in Naples. A scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more will begin at 9 a.m.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida and the Immokalee Foundation.

Prior to the tournament, JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Sox’s 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, will host a Party in the Park  “Tee Off” Party from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. The event will include dinner courtesy of Rib City on the Green Monster. The night will also include opportunities for participants to take batting practice swings from home plate for the chance to win Spring Training season tickets for 2015. Self-guided tours, a one-of-a-kind silent auction and raffle prizes will also take place during the event.

Last year’s event raised more than $40,000 to support the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc.

“We were very excited that the first two years of this local Red Sox Foundation golf tournament not only sold out but raised $60,000 for local nonprofits,” said Katie Haas, senior director of Florida business operations.

This year’s presenting sponsor is The Hertz Corporation along with additional sponsors: Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation, Marco Island Marriott, FAS Global International, Westin Resort Cape Coral, DLD Builders, LLC, Jerseys Sports Café, First Watch Restaurants and Rib City.

Tournament sponsorships are still available from $150 to $10,000. Individual playing positions are also available for $250 per person. Foursome player packages begin at $800, and non-player Party in the Park passes, which include entry into the park, dinner and batting practice swings, are $50 per person and $25 for children younger than 12.

All golfers will receive a gift bag, lunch at Tiburon following golf on Friday, entry into the Party in the Park with dinner provided by Rib City on Thursday and the opportunity to take batting practice on the playing field at JetBlue Park. Golf participants will also have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind silent auction items and win unique raffle prizes.

Raffle items that can be used to aid in raising more money for the Foundation and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted.

Founded in 1981, the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida (CAC) is to improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect.

The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence.

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The Foundation’s primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball.

For more information, call 239-226-4783 or e-mail