South Fort Myers golf tournament raises money for the Harry Chapin Food Bank

Published: February 8, 2022 2:56 PM EST
Updated: February 8, 2022 5:36 PM EST

An ace in the hole for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Nearly 100 golfers hit the course on Tuesday with one goal in mind; help their neighbor in need.

On Tuesday, WINK News Anchor Lois Thome was with the Cross Creek Ladies 9-hole League at the Cross Creek Golf and Country club in south Fort Myers. The league was chipping it in for charity today.

Since 2013, they have been holding a golf tournament to benefit Harry Chapin and feed people who are struggling.

The league raised $9,776, and the money is still coming in.

President of the Cross Creek Ladies 9-hole League Heather Schiewe said, “we’re fortunate to be living in a beautiful area, and there are those less fortunate, and this is an opportunity to give.”

Mary Fennick said, “it’s very important because this is food that is going to support the ordinary person, the working man and woman that has a family to raise and they’ve lost their income they are low on food and prices are skyrocketing, absolutely and they need just a little help.”

This is just one of the many stories of people helping people in the Southwest Florida community.

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