LCBA’s Fifth Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Alliance for the Arts

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) is proud to announce its Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, being held Saturday, June 6 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers, will benefit Alliance for the Arts’ Youth Scholarships and ArtReach educational programming. The day includes an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, breakfast, lunch, silent and live auctions, and more fun and surprises. Non-golfers are welcome to attend and enjoy the many off-course activities that are planned.

Donated silent auction items are still being accepted, and include a dining experience for 12 by Chef Mike Gavala of G3 Catering, with an elegant five-course meal and a $500 basket of wine to accompany each course. One music enthusiast will walk away with a collector’s edition Gibson guitar. Several original fine art pieces have also been donated to date.

The Alliance for the Arts is the county’s local arts nonprofit organization dedicated to infusing the community with arts programming through a diverse, innovative and balanced program of performances, events, community building and educational projects that reaches the widest possible audience. The Alliance’s ARTreach offers people of all ages and economic levels the opportunity to participate in artistic and cultural endeavors and mentorship opportunities, and provides a healthy and safe environment. Engaging the arts is proven to increase self-esteem and enhance quality of life.

LCBA President and arts supporter, Anne Dalton, Esq., said, “The arts are a critical necessity in our society, not a luxury. As Bar President, I feel that helping children acquire arts knowledge and hands-on theatrical experiences is a significant contribution to cultivating the next generation of leaders.”

Golfer registration deadline is May 23. The fun begins with check-in for golf at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Golf registration of $135 for a single, $500 for a foursome includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Single players will be joined with a foursome. Admission to the lunch and silent auction is $25 for non-golfers. Roetzel & Andress is the Title Sponsor. To register, become a hole sponsor, donate or volunteer call LCBA’s Executive Assistant Lisa Poulin at 334-0047, visit www.leebar.org or e-mail admin@leebar.org.

LCBA Executive Director Sharon Brotherton said, “In its fifth year, the LCBA Charity Golf Tournament continues to grow and exceed expectations. Every year we see greater participation from our members and the cititizens of Lee County, who enjoy a day of golf and fun while helping a great organization at the same time.”

The LCBA’s Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $20,000 in 2014 for PACE Center for Girls of Lee County.

About the Lee County Bar Association

The Lee County Bar Association, a 501c6 not-for-profit organization, has served the citizens and legal community of Lee County since 1949 and has a current membership of nearly 800. The purpose of the organization is to further the education of its members, create meaningful interaction among its members and inform the community on important legal matters.

The LCBA supports the citizens of Lee County by providing free legal clinics on important topics of local interest; promoting the Rule of Law with student programs such as its annual Mock Trial competitions, and School Speakers for Constitution Week; and providing a Lawyer Referral Service to connect the public with qualified attorneys. For more information, call (239) 334-0047 or visit www.leebar.org.