FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2023) – The Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors, Tony Mast and Lee Hall. Mast and Hall will serve three-year terms, bringing a wealth of business experience and community involvement to the board.
Founded in 2002, the Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation (BNFCF) is a philanthropic group of Fiddlesticks members, known as Pipers, who volunteer to organize and run the annual Nichols Cup pro-am golf, tennis and pickleball charity tournaments and events. Over 21 years, more than $17 million has been donated to local children’s charities, including Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Blessings in a Backpack, Liberty Youth Ranch, Pace Center for Girls, Lee and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice.
Joining as a Director, longtime Piper Tony Mast brings extensive business and leadership skills to the BNFCF Board. Mast is the Owner and General Manager of Mast Family Culligan, successfully managing all operations across four dealerships in Central and South Florida. Working in the family business since 1991, Mast started as a sales representative and quickly progressed through the ranks until earning his role as the general manager. With a commitment to service, Mast’s community involvement includes serving on the St. Michael School Board and as a member of the Downtown Rotary Club.
Lee Hall joins the Board as Treasurer, tasked with the oversight of financial reporting, controls and authorizations. She will also assess the restricted funds and financial reports of selected charities. Prior to establishing her own CPA firm in 2008, Hall was associated with Kaufman Rossin & Co., where she opened offices in Fort Myers and Naples. Additionally, she served as a CPA and partner in a regional accounting firm in Massachusetts for 15 years. With a passion for humane care and treatment of animals, Hall has served on the Gulf Coast Humane Society Board since 2009, serving in the roles of both President and Treasurer.
“The Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation is thrilled to welcome Tony and Lee to the Board,” said BNFCF Vice President Bryan Simmering. “Coupled with their deep-rooted commitment to the community, we look forward to leveraging their invaluable expertise as we continue to raise critical funds to benefit abused and at-risk youth in Southwest Florida.”
To learn more about the Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation, visit NicholsCup.org.
About the Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation
The Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation was founded in 2002 by a group of Fiddlesticks members, known as Pipers, who volunteer to organize and run the annual Nichols Cup Pro-Am Golf, Tennis and Pickleball Tournaments. The annual tournament recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of golfer Bobby Nichols, a longtime resident of Fiddlesticks and winner of 14 PGA Tour tournaments including the 1964 PGA Championship and 1974 Canadian Open. Since the formation of the Bobby Nichols – Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation 21 years ago, more than $17 million has been donated to local children’s charities. To learn more, visit NicholsCup.org or call 239-633-4579.