More Than 200 Golfers Tee Off At Sanctuary Charity Classic

provided to Santiva Chronicle | photos by SC Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen

The Sanctuary Charity Classic was held on Saturday, Jan. 25 and proved to be a success on every metric. John McCabe, President of the newly formed Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation, reported, “We were elated to see everyone pull together and exceed our goal of raising funds to benefit human needs on our islands. The outpouring of generosity confirms our club and our community truly care and support those in need on Sanibel and Captiva.”

A Great Time for the Greater Good of Everyone on Our Islands
More than 200 participants showed up at The Sanctuary Golf Club to help raise money for those non-profit organizations focused on individuals in need living or working on Sanibel or Captiva. A fun golf tournament was held during the day topped off by a helicopter golf ball drop and reception with gourmet food stations and live music in the early evening. Steve Peltzman, Chair of the event stated, “the people that show up come for a good time, love to play golf, but are here to make a difference—we think they achieved all three goals”.

Gross Champions: Bruce Grossnickle, Taylor Hay, Bruce Odlaug, Jeff Wickham. Photo provided

A Great Golf Course on a Wonderful Sanibel Sunny Day
Jim DiMarino, Director of Golf confirmed that, “a full-house of golfers showed up and demonstrated a high level of golf skills navigating our challenging course which we were delighted to have in terrific shape thanks to ideal conditions and our dedicated course crew. Winning this tournament required the players be on their game.” Congratulations to this year’s champions.

Gross Champions: Bruce Grossnickle, Taylor Hay, Bruce Odlaug, Jeff Wickham
Net Champions: David Hill, John Kaltenmark, Sharad Kapur, Mike Naset
Net Runner-Up: Steve Kerscher, Dan Kronberg, Rick Nicoletti, Scott Pecher
Couples Champions: Manny Fernandez, Jo Fernandez, Dick Snell, Sheridan Snell

The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation Mission and Strategy
The mission of The Sanctuary Golf Club Foundation is to support non-profits that positively impact the lives of people in need living and working on Sanibel or Captiva, and to provide educational opportunity grants to Sanctuary employees and their families.

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