Police Foundation hosts tournament

File: Patrick McGirl, from left, Tracey Smith, Joshua Brown, and Jon Kierczyski pose on the Saturday morning on the Island Country Club course.

The Marco Police Foundation will host its annual Dick Shanahan Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 5.  The “four-player scramble” event will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a “shotgun” start at 8:30. Golfers will gather after the competition for lunch and prizes around 1 p.m.

This year’s tournament again takes place at the Island Country Country Club on Marco Island.  The Island Country Club golf course was recently redesigned and this tournament provides an opportunity for the general public to play one of the top courses in Southwest Florida.

“It’s always a treat to play at Island Country Club,” said Marco Police Foundation President John DeRosa.  “Not only will we be playing at a great golf course, but our new police chief will be joining us for this year’s tournament.”

Those wishing to play in the tournament ($150 per player) or purchase hole sponsorships ($100) can contact Joe Granda at 389-2823, Curt Koon at 389-4511, or e-mail CofCJs@PalsPlaces.com.

“Our golf tournament is our biggest event each year. It provides the foundation with important resources allowing us to support those who protect us and our community every day,” added DeRosa. “The tournament also stands tribute to our good friend Dick Shanahan who did so much for our community.”

The Marco Island Police Foundation is a community-base, nonpolitical, civic-minded, charitable organization that work closely with Marco Island Police Department in encouraging and promoting citizen participation in maintaining community safety.  The foundation honors our police officers through special recognition programs works to assist our officers and their children with their continuing education and other challenges when necessary.