On Friday, May 5, 2017, at The Club at the Strand, St. Matthew’s House will hold its 20th Annual Dean Lind Memorial Golf-A-Thon. The Golf-A-Thon is a unique golf event hosted to generate support and raise awareness for St. Matthew’s House. Like a walk-a-thon, where individuals obtain pledges for each mile they walk, Golf-A-Thon participants solicit pledges and donations from friends, colleagues, and family members and then play as many holes of golf as possible. Our record is 144 holes played.
Vann Ellison, the President and CEO of St. Matthew’s House, on the founder of the Golf-A-Thon, Dean Lind, writes, “Dean was a precious brother, a dear friend, and a believer in the work of St. Matthew’s House. Twenty years ago, he joined us after a successful career in the oil industry. Dean noticed this small but growing ministry needed a funding stream, and with much energy and enthusiasm led the first Golf-A-Thon. Since then, we’ve raised over $4,000,000.00 dollars through the tournament, but more importantly, we’ve challenged the community to become engaged in the life-changing work of St. Matthew’s House.” Each year our expectations are blown away by the engagement of our players, their families, our sponsors, and volunteers. All proceeds raised through Golf-A-Thon go directly to support the mission of St. Matthew’s House.
This year’s Golf-A-Thon has five hole-in-one competitions: a car from Naples Nissan; a car from Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs; a $10,000 cash prize, two airline tickets to anywhere in the contiguous United States, and a set of Callaway irons, all from Forge Engineering. Last year, Les Riddle, an 81-year-old golfer from Naples, aced a par three at the 19th installment of the Golf-A-Thon, driving home a 2016 Nissan Maxima.
The Golf-A-Thon also features an online silent auction with over 300 products spanning nearly 20 categories. Bidders can choose from the best restaurants, hotels, and venues in Southwest Florida while helping St. Matthew’s House transform lives.
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ABOUT ST. MATTHEW’S HOUSE
For thirty years St. Matthew’s House has provided innovative solutions to fight homelessness, hunger, substance abuse, and poverty in Southwest Florida. St. Matthew’s House is a 501(c)(3) which does not depend upon government funding, and its 100% donation model allows all operating expenses to be covered by unique social enterprises. Find out more online at www.stmatthewshouse.org.