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Foursomes, sponsors still sought for Peete Classic

By CHUCK BALLARO - | Sep 30, 2020


The Calvin Peete Classic is coming to Del Tura Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 10, and the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is still looking for foursomes and some sponsors to help it raise more money.

Wendy Murray, executive director of the chamber, said 12 teams have signed up, meaning they still need six more to fill the field.

The foursome donation is $340, which includes registration, two carts and lunch. For two players, it’s $170 which includes one cart and lunch. Individuals can also register for $85, and be placed on a team with a cart with lunch also provided.

As far as sponsors, the Chamber as lined up its three main sponsors. Lee County Insurance is the title sponsor, with Ellsworth Heating & Cooling and the Motorplex as the Gold sponsors.

There are still sponsorships available at the gold and silver levels, as well as for the luncheon, each hole, the beverage station and more.

Murray said it’s not too late to have your company attached to the event.

“We’re always looking for more sponsors. It’s not too late to contribute a prize for the raffle or the auction or to become a sponsor,” Murray said.

The auction this year will be online because of the pandemic. It will start on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., after the tournament, and run for a week.

Details on the online auction were not finalized, but are expected to include golf foursomes, tickets to the Key West Express, Broadway Palm, numerous baskets, artwork, jewelry and more.

Also expected at the tournament is Pepper Peete, Calvin’s widow. She wasn’t able to attend last year following a postponement because of rain.

Lunch this year will be an outdoor barbecue.

Peete was a pioneer in the world of golf. The winner of 12 PGA tournament titles, two-time member of the United States Ryder Cup Team, and a Vardon Trophy recipient for the PGA tour’s lowest scoring average in 1983, Calvin Peete was the leading African-American PGA tournament title holder of all-time prior to the emergence of Tiger Woods.

To become a sponsor or to register a foursome, call Murray at 707-6722 or go to www.calvinpeeteclassic.com.