FCCMS Golf 2020 NHC TeamThe Foundation of Collier County Medical Society recently hosted its 7th Annual “Docs and Duffers” charity golf tournament at Tiburón Golf Club. This signature fundraising event took place September 26th and raised over $15,000 in net proceeds with participation from 87 golfers, 18 sponsors, and 14 volunteers. COVID-19 safety precautions were observed, such as mask-wearing, physical distancing, and a to-go lunch.

“We extend our deep gratitude for the continued support we receive for our annual charity golf tournament, particularly during this pandemic” says Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation board chair. “The participation of our golfers, supporters, and volunteers raises crucial funds for future medical professionals and healthcare programs in Collier County.”

Dollars raised from the event will provide scholarships for future medical professionals and funding for local healthcare programs in need. The Foundation provided $22,000 in scholarships in 2020, including the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students and 3 additional healthcare scholarships. Scholarship applications for 2021 will be available at ccmsonline.org/foundation in December 2020.

Event supporters included Ace Sponsor Advanced Urology Institute and Eagle Sponsor Family Foot & Leg Center. Prizes included foursomes donated by local golf clubs and gift cards purchased by the Foundation at local restaurants who were previous donors, to support them during the pandemic. Visit our event webpage for the full list of sponsors, and view tournament photos and the awards announcement video at facebook.com/ccmsfoundation.

The Foundation’s 8th Annual Docs & Duffers will be held in the fall of 2021. More information will be available at ccmsonline.org/foundation.