Bonita Bay Club members in Naples, Florida believe that “Every Child Deserves a Chance” and showed their support for Liberty Youth Ranch and its mission with a $140,000 donation to the nonprofit home for kids in need.
“I am impressed and very proud of our Golf committee for organizing such a tremendous series of events in support of the Liberty Youth Ranch here in Bonita Springs,” said Dan Miles, Bonita Bay Club CEO and General Manager. “A Sunday golf tournament with a silent auction and Monday bridge and mahjong events generated the donation as a result of the kind generosity of our members and supporting local businesses.” D. Garrettt Construction was the event’s Golf Sponsor donating $10,000 to get the money flow moving. Special thanks to Garrett and all the contributors.
Two hundred and sixty-eight players participated in the golf tournament, and the auction included a visit to the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, vacations to golf resorts in Wyoming, Oregon and Georgia, golf lessons and outings, wine dinners, tickets to sporting events and other unique experiences.
Home to abused, abandoned, neglected and orphaned children ages 4-17, Liberty Youth Ranch is located on a 156 acre campus in Bonita Springs, where it provides a loving environment to meet the children’s physical, psychological, educational and spiritual needs. There they are given the freedom to be children, while learning the skills needed to be productive and compassionate citizens, ending the cycle of abuse and neglect. As many as 46 youth can live at the ranch at one time. Founded in 2003 by Alan Dimmitt, Liberty Youth Ranch ministry receives no state or federal funding and relies completely on donations.
Bonita Bay Club was established in 1985, and members took ownership in 2010. Located between Naples and Ft. Myers, it boasts one of the largest memberships and widest range of amenities of any club in Southwest Florida. Three Arthur Hills designed championship calbre golf courses are located within the 2,400 acre Bonita Bay community while two Tom Fazio beauties, Cypress and Sabal, at Bonita Bay Club Naples nearby, provides a pure golf experience with no residential development on 1.035 acres of cypress wetlands and pine flats. The club’s tennis center has 18 har-tru courts and one of the area’s most active tennis programs, directed by a United States Professional Tennis Association master professional.
The club’s new Lifestyle Center, with nearly 30,000 square feet of space, has a fitness center with Technogym state-of-the-art equipment and a full service spa.