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FGCU's 23rd Annual Founder's Cup Golf Tournament Scheduled Oct. 10

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University's annual Founder's Cup golf tournament will tee off on Friday, Oct. 10 at Pelican's Nest Golf Club in Bonita Springs.

The fundraiser for the FGCU Foundation netted more than $80,000 last year for scholarships and for programs that ensure student success, teaching excellence and community enrichment. Celebrating its 23rd year, the tournament has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception.

"The Founder's Cup celebrates the history of FGCU and provides a significant financial boost to the university's mission in support of students, faculty and staff," said Christopher Simoneau, Foundation Executive Director and FGCU Vice President for Advancement. "We truly appreciate the commitment of the many sponsors and community supporters who believe in higher education and make this a successful event year after year."

Major sponsors of this year's tournament include Service Painting of Florida, Arthrex and Estero Bay Chevrolet. Sponsorship opportunities at several levels are still available, and donations are being accepted for the silent auction.

The Founder's Cup begins with a buffet luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Pelican's Nest clubhouse. Golfers begin play at 1:15 p.m. with a shotgun start on two of the club's championship courses. Following tournament play, golfers will enjoy a dinner buffet and awards reception.

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 rank Pelican's Nest Golf Club among the best courses in Florida. It's located at 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive within Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs.

For more information on sponsorships, donations or registration for the 2014 FGCU Founder's Cup, contact Director of Major Gifts Lindsey Touchette at (239) 590-1016.

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