FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2022)— Many Southwest Florida families are unable to afford Christmas gifts this year, especially with recovery efforts underway after Hurricane Ian. Despite the disruption of the storm, the Tommy Bohanon Foundation is spreading holiday cheer by hosting its third annual Charity Softball Tournament, along with a toy drive and Hurricane Ian Relief Drive at the Northwest Cape Coral Softball Complex on Nov. 27, to help local families in need enjoy the holidays this year.
“Not only are these events a ton of fun for the entire family, but every dollar raised is going back into the community to help ease the financial burden that Hurricane Ian caused,” said former NFL player Tommy Bohanon, founder of the Tommy Bohanon Foundation. “The holidays can be really tough for families who are struggling to put food on the table, so anything the community can contribute will help. By donating, you are doing more than adding a gift underneath someone’s Christmas tree, you are bringing joy to families who have experienced a lot of hardship these past few months.”
The softball tournament is open to the public and admission is one unwrapped toy per spectator. The whole entire family can enjoy elite softball games, a 50/50 cash raffle, bounce houses, holiday crafts, food trucks, a visit from Santa Claus, and more. Money raised during this event will stay local and go directly towards purchasing gifts and hurricane relief necessities for families and children in Southwest Florida. Last year, the Tommy Bohanon Foundation softball tournament raised $18,000. The foundation hopes to surpass that and provide further support with recovery efforts compounding issues that make the holidays challenging for some local families.
The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to ensure that every child can achieve their goals on and off of the field. Please consider making a donation that will go to local families impacted by Hurricane Ian at tommybohanonfoundation.org.
Tommy Bohanon Foundation
The Tommy Bohanon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting young athletes to reach their highest potential on and off the playing field. Former NFL fullback, Tommy Bohanon, returned to his hometown in Southwest Florida to pursue his vision of ending generational poverty for at-risk youth. The foundation funds annual scholarships, sports equipment grants to local high schools, youth football camps, seminars and programs, as well as funding for other local nonprofits. For more information about the Tommy Bohanon Foundation, visit TommyBohanonFoundation.org or call 239-671-0441.