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2012 Charity Classic Inter-Club Challenge raises $150,000 for children in Immokalee

Published: Aug 02, 2012 2:14 AM EDT

Despite rainy weather on April 30, 19 foursomes from 11 local communities and their clubs’ golf pros gathered to participate in the 2012 Inter-Club Challenge at The Old Collier Golf Club in Naples. The sixth annual tournament raised $150,000, benefiting the children of Immokalee through The Immokalee Foundation. The winning teams were from Mediterra (men’s) and The Old Collier Golf Club (women’s). The Immokalee Foundation middle and high school students assisted with the day’s activities and had the opportunity to play with the teams. The winning men’s team included W.R. “Skip” Hildebrand, John Costigan, John Riess and Jeff Williams, with golf pro Rob Anderson. The women’s winning team were Carrie Scannell, Rene Zona, Eileen Golden and Jane Dennis with golf pro Chris Rockwell. The Inter-Club Challenge is the first in a series of annual fundraising events aimed to build pathways to success for the children of Immokalee. TIF’s largest fundraiser of the year, the 2012 Charity Classic Celebration, is slated for Nov. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and career development, direct scholarships, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit

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