FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 14, 2008) — The annual Shell Point Open Golf Tournament, presented by the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, will be held this year to raise funds for the Memory Care Unit located in the Larsen Pavilion, which offers care to individuals with memory needs in the Southwest Florida area. The tournament will be on Friday, November 7, 2008, at the Shell Point Golf Club in Fort Myers, announced Tim Stephenson, Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation at Shell Point.
“Everyone has known a friend or loved one who has been affected in some way or another by memory care issues, such as memory loss or dementia,” said Stephenson. “The Memory Care Unit in the Larsen Pavilion is working at the forefront of healthcare with local community groups, helping it to be one of the leaders in this field. Special attention is given to patients to ensure that they receive the best programs, care and services that allow them the highest level of independence. This tournament is just one way that we can help these individuals receive the best care possible.”
The tournament registration will begin at 7:30am, and The Scoggins/Moreland Group at Morgan Stanley has graciously offered to be the Title Sponsor for the event. The cost to play in the 2008 Shell Point Open is $125 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf plus cart, player gift bags, prize opportunities, breakfast and lunch. Sam Galloway Ford is presenting a 2008 Ford Mustang as a prize for the player who makes a hole in one on the selected golf hole. Corporate Sponsors include the Alliance Development Fund, Harvey-Englehardt-Metz Funeral Home, and Alisa B. Alexander, CPA.
If you are interested in learning more about this tournament, or would like to make a donation to the Memory Care Unit, please contact Linda Driver at (239) 466-8484.
The Shell Point Golf Club is an 18-hole Championship Golf Course that opened in 2000. The course offers a grass driving range and practice green, lessons, a fully-stocked pro shop and snack bar, and all the course golf carts are equipped with Uplink GPS monitors. The 13th hole on the Shell Point Golf Club recently was named as one of the Most Beautifully Brutal™ Par 5 Golf Holes in the Southeast Coastal United States. The course is open to the public, and is located at the entrance to Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, Florida, just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel Island Causeway. The Legacy Foundation was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization serving the Shell Point community.