Pan-Florida Challenge “Tees off” Golf Tournament

NAPLES, Fla. – Sept. 1, 2019 – Lace up your golf shoes and grab a set of clubs! Pan-Florida Challenge will host its second “Pan-Florida Challenge Golf Tournament” on Nov. 1, 2019, at TPC Treviso Bay, one of Southwest Florida’s premier golf courses. The tournament will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, followed by cocktails, a buffet, live and silent auction, and prize giveaway. All proceeds will benefit children who face food insecurity throughout the state of Florida.

“It’s a great event for an even better cause,” said Ed Mullen, founder and chairman of the board at Pan-Florida Challenge. “We’re looking forward to another successful turnout and are honored to partner once again with our friends at TPC Treviso Bay.”

The 7,367-yard, 18-hole golf course at Treviso Bay is part of the PGA Tour’s network of Tournament Players Club courses and was the venue for the annual ACE Group Classic in 2009, a tournament of the Champions Tour. The course sits on 188 acres, with several holes adjacent to the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve.

“It’s a beautiful course and with support from local golfers, donors, and tournament sponsors we’ll be able to provide meals for children at 38 elementary schools and aftercare sites across Florida,” said Mullen. “We love that attendees can have fun and know that they’re also making an impact in the process.”

Chronic hunger and a lack of proper nutrition can weaken a child’s immune system, increase their chances of illness and disease, and make it harder for them to excel in school. It can also cause developmental delays, as well as behavioral, emotional, and social challenges.

“16.2 million children live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on
a regular basis. This shouldn’t be an issue,” said Jeri Goetz, executive director at Pan-Florida Challenge. “PFC is working relentlessly to reduce that number. We hope that we can bring awareness to this growing epidemic and continue implementing tangible solutions to fix it –
right here in our backyard.”

To register, sponsor the tournament, or donate an auction item, visit or call 239-298-1620.

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