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Inaugural Water Ball Classic to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank Oct. 11

August 21, 2013
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Dry Zone, a local fire and water cleanup and restoration business, announced it will be hosting the inaugural Water Ball Classic-Charity Golf Event, Friday, Oct. 11, to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank, held at the West Bay Club in Estero.

The charity event is open to the public, and entry for each player is $100, which includes cart and green fees, two beverages on the course, and entry into the Scoreboard Party following the tournament. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

All monetary proceeds will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Non-perishable food items will also be collected prior to the tournament.

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"We're proud to be part of this community, and this is just a small way to give back after so much has been given to us," said Shannon O'Neill of Dry Zone, Inc. "The Harry Chapin Food Bank is a great cause, and we're thrilled to have a chance to support it."

The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 150 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly.

Over 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly. For each $1, the food bank can distribute $6 worth of food and groceries.

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Last year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15.1 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $25 million. This is roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need.

Registration and payment may be made by sending checks, payable to Dry Zone Inc., 3960 Radio Road, Suite 202, Naples, FL 34104. For more information about the event, contact Shannon O'Neill, 239-643-1990.



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