The Club At Renaissance To Host ‘The Autumn Classic’

The Golf Tournament Will Provide Funding For Golisano Children’s Hospital Pediatric Neurosurgery Program

Submitted By: Tiffany Whitaker

The Club at Renaissance in Fort Myers will host “The Autumn Classic” golf tournament Thursday, Oct. 26 with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Proceeds will support critical care needs within Golisano Children’s Hospital’s pediatric neurosurgery program. The new program, a collaboration with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, will help diagnose and treat children with diseases of the brain, spine and nerves. These services will allow children who have neurological conditions that require surgery to receive that high level of care at Golisano Children’s Hospital instead of traveling outside of the area to larger cities, like Miami or St. Petersburg, reducing stress on the child and their family.

Participants in the tournament will receive a first-class day on the championship-level private course at The Club at Renaissance, gourmet lunch and dinner buffets as well as on-course beverages, live entertainment and the opportunity to participate in live and silent auctions featuring dining experiences, trips and travel, airline certificates and high-value sports memorabilia.

Longtime friend to Golisano Children’s Hospital, World Champion Major League Baseball retired pitcher Derek Lowe will headline the event and serve as a sponsor. Jaguar LandRover of Fort Myers will be the Classic’s exclusive automotive sponsor and provide a hole-in-one prize.

Single golf slots are $275, with foursomes available at $1,000. Tickets for dinner and the auction are $75. Business sponsorships and hole signs are also available. The tournament is expected to sell out, and space can be reserved by calling 239-343-6076 or visiting by Oct. 16.

For information on the new Johns Hopkins medical partnership, visit


Established by Lee Health in 1994, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been named a “Top Hospital” three times by The Leapfrog Group. It is the only recognized children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Lee Health opened the new 134-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital in May 2017, relocating the children’s hospital from the adjacent HealthPark Medical Center. It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms. Golisano Children’s Hospital is proud to have been named Soliant’s 2018 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S., a recognition determined by popular vote. Since 2019, Golisano Children’s Hospital has been a proud member hospital of the Children’s Miracle Network. For more information, visit

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