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Lake Region Kiwanis putt-putts to fund scholarship, projects fund

By Natalie Gilstrap For Clay Today
Posted 5/11/23

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Lake Region Kiwanis hosted the inaugural Mini-Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 6, at the Keystone Heights Mini Golf to raise money for scholarships and community …

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Lake Region Kiwanis putt-putts to fund scholarship, projects fund


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KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – Lake Region Kiwanis hosted the inaugural Mini-Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 6, at the Keystone Heights Mini Golf to raise money for scholarships and community projects.

Based on the success of previous tournaments at the Keystone Heights Country Club, the organization thought it would be fun to host a mini-golf tournament.

“It’s not a dedicated fundraiser for a particular cause, but it goes into our project account, so we can use it for the things that come up during the year,” said Tina Santillo, President of the Lake Region Kiwanis. The entry fee was $25 for families and $10 for individuals.

Residents and Kiwanis members from the Gainesville chamber showed their support by participating in the tournament. In addition, the event had a 50/50 raffle and awarded prizes to the top three winners.

“Thank you to the Caddy Shack and the RV Park for allowing us to host a mini-golf tournament for the Lake Region Kiwanis and for giving us a discount and for helping us out with the kids in the community,” said Patricia Hatch, Lieutenant Governor for Division 4 of the Florida Kiwanis.

Lake Region Kiwanis is a civic organization that is a part of Kiwanis International. Its focus is to improve the lives of children and communities through service acts. College scholarships, award programs and parades are some of the many ways the local chapter supports the students and their community.

In addition, the group supports the local food pantry, Lake Area Ministries, and operates the concession stands during football games at Keystone High.

“Our Lake Region Kiwanis is a group of dedicated volunteers that just want to make the lives of the children and families in our community better,” Santillo said.