FORE! The Love of Animals Inaugural Golf Tournament to Benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge

Calling all animal lovers and golf enthusiasts! Alaqua Animal Refuge announces its inaugural golf tournament, “FORE! The Love of Animals,” to be held Saturday, May 21 at Windswept Dunes Golf Course in Freeport, Florida. The Tournament begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start and scramble format.

Presented by Top Dog Title Sponsor Insurance Zone, the Tournament offers ladies and men’s teams of four with individual players being paired; an 8:30 a.m. check-in with breakfast by Chick-fil-A; 18 holes of golf with a cart; boxed lunch; two drink tickets; and a fun after-party. Registration is $200 per golfer or $750 per foursome.

The Tournament will wrap up with a “Yappy Hour” Awards Celebration to be held inside the courtyard at Alaqua’s new Welcome Center for all participants and sponsors, and will feature an array of hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. Awards will be given for Best in Show for both men’s and ladies’ teams, along with other fun awards and multiple raffles! Attendees will also be able to get a tour of the new Refuge and the opportunity to meet some of the animals!

Even if you don’t play golf, there are a number of opportunities to support FORE! The Love of Animals Golf Tournament. Sponsorships for Yappy Hour, Bird Dog, Beverage Carts, Doggie Bag Boxed Lunch, and the Driving Range/Putting Green are still available, and they are a great way to showcase your company and support for Alaqua. The Tournament also offers Hole Sponsorships where you can have your pet’s name and photo, your company’s logo, or your name on an individual tee/hole sign.

“There are so many great things happening at Alaqua and we are excited to host this inaugural fundraiser in support of our many services and programs. Windswept is right next door to Alaqua, making the perfect combination for the golf tournament and our Yappy Hour back at the Refuge,” said Joe Capers, Alaqua Board of Directors Chairman and Tournament Chair. “This is our first in-person fundraiser in two years and our team of volunteers have worked hard on making it a fantastic day.”

“Let’s do this for the animals,” reiterated Capers.

FORE! The Love of Animals benefits Alaqua Animal Refuge supporting their mission to provide shelter, safety, and second chances to all kinds of animals in need. For more information or to register, visit or call (850) 880-6399.


About Alaqua Animal Refuge Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal shelter and sanctuary, located in the panhandle of Florida. As the Southeast’s premier 501(c)3 refuge, Alaqua believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. Committed to providing protection, shelter and care to animals in need, this private, non-profit Refuge also offers a full-service adoption center, educational outreach, and community programs that extend far beyond their geographic location. Since its inception in 2007, Alaqua, led by Founder Laurie Hood, has become a recognized leader in animal rescue, welfare, cruelty prevention, and advocacy. Alaqua is currently in the midst of a relocation and expansion capital campaign to build a one-of-a-kind facility—the first in the United States—on 100 acres. The new facility and sanctuary will allow Alaqua to continue to do the important work of animal rescue and rehabilitation, as well as be an educational and training center for animal welfare advocates as a place that will inspire, empower, and educate others to make change in our society and recreate the model worldwide. To learn more, visit

FORE! The Love of Animals Inaugural Golf Tournament to Benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge

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