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FGCU Founder's Cup Golf Tournament Set for Oct. 11

FORT MYERS, Fla. - There are plenty of "tee times" left at the 22nd Annual Florida Gulf Coast University Founder's Cup golf tournament, which will be held Friday, Oct. 11 at Pelican's Nest Golf Club, Bonita Springs.

Activities begin with an 11:30 a.m. buffet lunch at the clubhouse. Golfers begin play at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of Pelican's Nest Golf Club's championship courses. Following the tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and awards reception.

Major sponsors of this year's tournament include Service Painting Florida, shirts; Estero Bay Chevrolet, hole-in-one; Johnson Controls, pin; Arthrex, driving range; United Mechanical, hats; B& I Contractors, Inc., golf carts; Manhattan Kraft Construction, luncheon; Wright Construction, reception; Taylor Rental of Naples, photographs; Maddox Construction Company, scorecard; Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, beverage cart.

Proceeds from the day will benefit the FGCU Foundation, which provides funds to enhance scientific, educational, and charitable programs related to the mission of the University, outside the scope of regular state funding. A perennial favorite and one of the most successful single-day fundraisers, the tournament has raised more than $1.1 million since its inception.

Designed by world-renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio, the Gator and Hurricane courses are certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The courses offer 36 holes of satisfying challenges for players of all skill levels. The New York Times and Florida Golfer ranked Pelican's Nest Golf Club among the best courses in Florida.

Pelican's Nest Golf Club is located at 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive inside the gated community of Pelican Landing, on the west side of U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs.

For more information or to register for the 2013 FGCU Founder's Cup, contact Kelley Reyff at (239) 590-1074, or, or visit

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