The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) is proud to announce its Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 6 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers, generously sponsored by Roetzel & Andress. The day includes an 8:30AM shotgun start, breakfast, lunch, and silent & live auctions. Proceeds will benefit the Alliance for the Arts’ Youth Scholarships and ArtReach educational programming.

“The arts are a critical necessity in our society, not a luxury. As Bar President, I feel that helping children acquire arts knowledge and hands-on theatrical experiences is a significant contribution to cultivating the next generation of leaders,” said LCBA President and arts supporter, Anne Dalton, Esq.

“We’re excited that LCBA’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament will benefit the Alliance for the Arts.  Donations raised from this event will help the organization continue to grow and lend crucial services to our community.  Thank you to our golfers, sponsors, and supporters for joining us in donating their resources and time in support of this great cause,” said Event Chair Amanda Bartley, Esq.

The Early Bird registration deadline is May 1. Final golfer registration deadline is May 23. To register, or learn more about sponsorship or donating items to the auction, please visit www.leebar.org, call 334-0047, or email admin@leebar.org. Tournament proceeds benefit the Alliance for the Arts’ Youth Scholarships and ArtReach Programming.

The Alliance for the Arts is the county’s local arts nonprofit dedicated to infusing the community with arts programming through a diverse, innovative and balanced program of performances, events, community building and educational projects that reaches the widest possible audience. The Alliance’s ARTreach offers people of all ages and economic levels the opportunity to participate in artistic and cultural endeavors and mentorship opportunities and provides a healthy and safe environment. Engaging the arts is proven to increase self-esteem and enhance quality of life.

“We are delighted to be the beneficiary of the 2015 LCBA golf tournament.  Research clearly shows that children who participate in art-related experiences have increased self-esteem, social skills, and leadership competencies as compared to their peers.   We are proud to partner with LCBA to expand our youth arts programming, ” said Executive Director, Lydia Black.

Established in 1949, the Lee County Bar Association was formed as a voluntary organization of attorneys living and working in Lee County, Florida.  Since its founding, the membership has grown to nearly 800, and includes attorneys in adjacent counties whose clients have business and court issues in Lee County. The purpose of the organization is to further the education of its members, create meaningful interaction among its members, and to inform the community on important legal matters. Learn more about www.leebar.org.