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04 Aug 2012

Lee County Bar Association’s 2012 Voices for Kids Charity Golf Tournament exceeds Fund Raising Goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Lee County Bar Association’s
2012 Voices for Kids Charity Golf Tournament exceeds Fund Raising Goal

Fort Myers, FL – August 4, 2012 – The Lee County Bar Association hosted a charity golf tournament on Saturday, May 5, at Fiddlesticks Golf Club. The event filled the course with avid golfers, and included the Sheriff’s Challenge Cup, won by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office team this year.

Now in its second year, the tournament raised $14,621.18 for Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida, the non-profit financial support arm of the Guardian ad Litem Program.  According to Ken Jones, Tournament Director, “The tournament and the Fiddlesticks venue were super. Thanks to the participants and a ton of help from our volunteers we were able to make this fundraiser a great success.  A lot of kids benefited from this effort.”

The check will be presented to Voices for Kids President Shawn Seliger, Esq. at the Lee County Bar Association Membership Luncheon Meeting:

September 21, 2012
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Royal Palm Yacht Club
2360 West First Street, Fort Myers

Public is invited and reservations are required

Members: $20      Non-members: $25.

RSVP and pay online before noon, September 18, at www.leebar.org

Karla Campos-Andersen, President of the Lee County Bar Association, states ,“Voices for Kids is an amazing organization helping fulfill children’s needs in partnership with the Guardian ad Litem volunteers. The Guardians ad Litem give voices to the children in our community who otherwise would not have been able to express their opinions in a complex judicial system of justice. The Lee County Bar Association is overjoyed to have been able to once again organize such a successful golf tournament. This is the least we can do in giving back to our community.”

Shawn Seliger, Voices for Kids Board President, adds , “The golf tournament exemplifies some of the finest attributes of our local legal community through our community partnership with attorneys and other members of the legal profession coming  together to raise necessary funds to help children in need.  Voices For Kids of Southwest Florida is deeply grateful to be selected as the charity of choice. We are especially thankful to all of the dedicated volunteers that made this a successful event. The Lee County Bar Association has made the difference in helping to make certain that every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Southwest Florida has a Guardian ad Litem volunteer to be their eyes, ears and voice in a courtroom.”

Voices for Kids of Southwest Florida is a non-profit agency supporting Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program-Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Guardian ad Litem Program supports volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, the child welfare system and the community. VFK’s mission is to ensure every abused, neglected, and abandoned child in Southwest Florida has a Guardian ad Litem volunteer and has available financial assistance and resources for health, educational and social needs. For further information, call Darlene Grossman at 533-1435 or visit www.voicesforkids.org.

 

About the Lee County Bar Association:

The Lee County Bar Association, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization, has served the citizens and legal community of Lee County since 1949 and has a current membership of almost 800. For more information,  contact Nanci DuBois at (239) 334-0047 or visit www.leebar.org.

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