The Foundation of Collier County Medical Society recently hosted its 8th Annual “Docs and Duffers” charity golf tournament at Bonita Bay Club Naples. This fundraising event took place September 18th and raised over $26,000 in net proceeds with participation from 100 golfers, 21 sponsors, and 19 volunteers. This year, we again observed COVID-19 safety precautions, such as mask-wearing indoors and a to-go lunch.

“Philanthropy for health is what it’s all about”, says Dr. Rolando Rivera, Foundation board chair. “Docs & Duffers, our signature fundraiser, harnesses the power of medical providers, partners, supporters, and volunteers to raise 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 $32,500 in scholarships in 2021, including the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students and 4 additional healthcare scholarships. Scholarship applications for 2022 will be available at in December 2021.

Event supporters included Eagle Sponsors Advanced Urology Institute, Collins Vision, and Family Foot & Leg Center. Prizes included foursomes donated by local golf clubs and gift cards purchased by the Foundation at the Bonita Bay Club Pro Shop. Visit for a link to the full list of sponsors and view photos from the tournament at

The Foundation’s 9th Annual Docs & Duffers will be held in the fall of 2022. More information will be available at

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About the Foundation: The Foundation is the 501(c)3 charitable arm of the Collier County Medical Society and was established in 2012. Its mission is to provide support and leadership to programs that address access to healthcare and promote health education. For more information, go to

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