16th Annual The Sanctuary Charity Classic Jan. 27

 The 16th annual The Sanctuary Charity Golf Classic will be Jan. 27. Photo courtesy The Sanctuary

The 16th annual The Sanctuary Charity Golf Classic will be Jan. 27. Photo courtesy The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary Charity Classic will be held on Jan. 27 at The Sanctuary Golf Club. This event, formally known as The Sanctuary Community Golf Challenge has raised over $1.5M in the past 15 years, donating the funds to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands.

Charlie Sheetz, Chairman of The Sanctuary Charity Classic, said, “The Sanctuary has been the majority contributor to CFI since the beginning of the foundation from the generous support of The Sanctuary Members. Other Sanibel and Captiva residents and businesses sponsor and play in this event. The Sanctuary Members maintain a strong, cooperative spirit of neighbors helping neighbors.” 

There are numerous sponsorship opportunities ranging from the $7,500 Diamond Partnership, which includes additional rounds of golf, lunch, and dinner at The Sanctuary Golf Club to a $250 Hole Sponsorship. All proceeds go directly to the Charitable Foundation of the Islands, which in turn distributes the funds to assist island nonprofit organizations and individual island residents and workers who have experienced hardships such as medical and financial emergencies. 

“The Sanctuary Golf Club’s members overwhelmingly embrace this event, allowing the course to be closed to just this event. They are exceptionally generous and committed to this fundraiser. The fact that this is the 16th year demonstrates the dedication from the members to make The Sanctuary Charity Classic successful,” said Ken Kouril, Chief Operating Officer of The Sanctuary Golf Club.

The Sanctuary Charity Golf Classic begins at 10:30 a.m. with a brunch followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Afterwards, golfers meet at the Clubhouse for drinks and hors d’oeuvres, an awards presentation, and the ever-popular Helicopter Drop. For more information about The Sanctuary Charity Classic, contact Andy Phelan, Director of Golf at 239.472.6223 or aphelan@sanctuarygc.net.

Article originally published in the Santiva Chronicle.