NAPLES, FL. – January 11, 2019. First Florida Integrity Bank announced today that $110,000.00 was raised at their Tenth Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at Hideout Golf Club on October 6th, 2018. The proceeds will be split evenly between Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee and Blessings in a Backpack of SWFL.
“We are delighted with the success of this year’s tournament. The resounding results would not have been possible if not for the hard work and dedication of our bank employees and the continuing support from our community. We are extremely grateful to all of the businesses and individuals which supported and participated in our tournament. The impact and contribution of so many will make a much needed difference to both of these organizations,” said CEO - President Garrett Richter.
Last year’s tournament raised $100,000 for Fun Time Early Childhood Academy and Friends of Foster Children Forever. In 2016, the tournament raised $110,000 for Collier Child Care Resources and New Horizons of Southwest Florida. The 2015 tournament resulted in proceeds of $110,000 for the Ricky King Children’s Fund and Quest. The tournament in 2014 raised $100,000 for Grace Place and PACE Center for Girls. In 2013, the tournament raised $100,000 for ABLE Academy and Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. In 2012, the tournament resulted in proceeds over $60,000 for Naples Equestrian Challenge and The Special Needs Children’s Fund. In 2011, the tournament produced proceeds over $57,000 for Eden Autism Services Florida and Voice for Kids of Southwest Florida. In 2010, the tournament generated $37,000 for Youth Haven and Foster Care Council of Southwest Florida. The inaugural year of the tournament, which was 2009, brought in $21,000 for the Ricky King Fund and Laces of Love. “We are very proud of the fact that we have been able to raise over $800,000 since our bank began this annual event. It has us looking forward to 2019 to continue this tremendous way to give back to our community,” said VP, Director of Marketing, Heather Tice.
A ceremonial check presentation for the charities took place at Pathways Early Education Center in Immokalee on December 10, 2018. Executive Director, Beth Hatch, accepted the check on behalf of Pathways Early Education Center and Executive Director, Cecilia Arnold, accepted the check on behalf of Blessings in a Backpack of SWFL.
First Florida Integrity Bank currently has six full-service banking centers in Southwest Florida. The bank opened its primary business in Collier County on October 26, 2009, and has received a tremendous reception from the Collier community.
FIRST FLORIDA INTEGRITY BANK’S 10th ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $110,000 FOR LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHARITIES