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FGCU Founders Cup Set for October 14


The field for the 20th Annual Florida Gulf Coast University Founder's Cup golf tournament on Friday, October 14, at Pelican's Nest Golf Club is filling up.

"Both team and individual registrations are coming in at a rapid pace," said Kelley Reyff, director of events and special projects with the Division of University Advancement at FGCU. "We currently have 53 teams and have filled all the sponsorship opportunities."

Registration is $2,000 per foursome and $500 for individuals. A championship sponsor level is available for $2,500 and includes a four-player team and logo on a sponsor's golf towel.

Activities begin with an 11:30 a.m. buffet lunch at the clubhouse. Golfers begin play at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of Pelican's Nest Golf Club's championship courses. Following the tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and awards reception.

Major sponsors of this year's tournament include Estero Bay Chevrolet, hole-in-one; Service Painting Florida, shirts; Maddox Construction Company, luncheon; Johnson Controls, pin; Fifth Third Bank, reception; Taylor Rental of Naples, photographs; Arthrex, driving range; United Mechanical, hats; Ajax Paving Industries, silent auction; Lodge Construction, golf carts; SimplexGrinnell, scorecard; Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, beverage cart; Manhattan Kraft Construction, printed program; and Media Source, golf tee.

Proceeds from the day will benefit the FGCU Foundation, which provides funds to enhance scientific, educational and charitable programs related to the mission of the university, outside the scope of regular state funding. A perennial favorite and one of the most successful single-day fundraisers, the tournament has raised more than $988,000 since its inception.

Designed by Tom Fazio, the Gator and Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The New York Times and Florida Golfer have ranked Pelican's Nest Golf Club among the best courses in Florida.

Pelican's Nest Golf Club is located at 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive inside the gated community of Pelican Landing, on the west side of U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs.

For more information or to register for the 2011 FGCU Founder's Cup, contact Kelley Reyff at 239/590-1074 and kreyff@fgcu.edu, or visit www.fgcu.edu/foundation/events.