The Heights Foundation sixth annual benefit golf tournament “Swing Fore The Kids” will take place on Friday, September 24 at Old Corkscrew Golf Club. The proceeds of the event support The Heights Center’s programs that work to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers. Last year’s tournament raised $50,000. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. There will be a boxed lunch, and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. and hors d’ oeuvres, auction and awards at 6:00 p.m. The presenting sponsor is Entech.

“The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average,” said Jim Sanger, Chief Operating Officer of The Heights Foundation. “This tournament will help support programs at The Heights Center including School Success and our enriching summer camp.”

Tournament Registration is now available. A foursome is $600 and two golfers are $300. Sponsorships that include golf packages and recognition are available. The sponsorship deadline is September 10 and golfer registration deadline is September 17. For more information visit or call Jim Sanger at (239) 482-7706 or email [email protected].

About The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center

The Heights Foundation works to build self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The mission is to support education and wellness, promote family and community development, and provide the benefits of enrichment and the arts. The Heights Center, supported by The Heights Foundation, is a place for Education, Opportunity, and Enrichment. Heights Early Learning serves more than 80 babies through age 4. The Harlem Heights Community Charter School serves 120 children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. Demographically, the population is approximately 70% Hispanic, 20% African-American, and 8% Caucasian. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families cannot easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood.