The Foundation of Collier County Medical Society recently hosted its 9th Annual “Docs and Duffers” charity golf tournament at Bonita Bay Club Naples. This fundraising event took place September 24th and raised nearly $28,000 in net proceeds with participation from 116 golfers, 20 sponsors, 27 prize donors, and 21 volunteers. The community came together for an enjoyable day of golf, a tournament raffle, and awards luncheon ceremony.

“We are immensely grateful for the continued overwhelming support we receive for our annual charity golf tournament,” says Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation board chair. “The participation of our golfers, supporters, and volunteers raises crucial funds for future medical professionals and showcases the commitment of CCMS members and our partners to healthcare in our community.”

Dollars raised from the event will provide scholarships for future medical professionals and funding for local healthcare programs in need. The Foundation provided over $24,500 in scholarships this year alone, including the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students and 4 additional healthcare scholarships. Scholarship applications for 2023 will be available at in December 2022.

Event supporters included Presenting Sponsor Naples Heart Rhythm Specialists, as well as Eagle Sponsors Advanced Urology Institute, and Performance Optimal Health. A link to the full list of sponsors and supporters is online at and photos from the tournament are posted at

The Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Docs & Duffers will be held in the fall of 2023. More information will be available at