Monies raised will benefit scholarships for local high-school students

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 26, 2017) – As part of its continuing community outreach efforts, the Red Sox Foundation will hold its sixth annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament on Oct. 6.

The tournament will take place at the Gold Course 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 8 a.m. after registration at 6:45 a.m. A continental breakfast will be included as well as a buffet lunch.

All proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the Lee County Red Sox Scholarship in partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Last year, the Red Sox Foundation awarded a $5,000 college scholarship to one deserving student from each of the 13 public high schools in Lee County.

Last year’s fifth annual event raised more than $80,000.

“We were very excited that the first five years of this Red Sox Foundation golf tournament not only sold out but has raised $260,000 for local nonprofits and scholarships,” said Katie Haas, vice president of Florida business operations for the Red Sox.

This year’s title sponsor is DLD Builders and joins CVS Pharmacy and The Hertz Corporation as presenting sponsors.

Tournament sponsorships are available from $150 to $10,000. Foursome player packages begin at $1,000.

All supporters of the Red Sox Foundation will be able to participate in an online silent auction where they can bid on one-of-a-kind auction items and other unique experiences. More details on the online silent auction will be forthcoming.

Raffle and silent auction items that can be used to aid in raising money for the Red Sox Foundation’s scholarship fund and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted.

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 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 email