Naples, Fla. (April 31, 2020)Vineyards Country Club has announced that its July 4 golf tournament raised $3,000 to benefit St. Matthew’s House. In addition to cash donations, matching donations and food pantry items, the country club provided more than $6,300 for the agency throughout the months of June and July.

“We are very grateful to the membership and staff of Vineyards Country Club for creating a program to help us meet the increased need for food as this pandemic continues,” said Vann Ellison, St. Matthew’s House President and Chief Executive Officer. “They provided us with financial support and collected and delivered groceries for our weekly distributions to people who are hurting in our community. They are a true example of neighbor helping neighbor in a time of crisis.”
Donations will be used to help St. Matthew’s House continue its 30-plus year mission of providing innovative solutions to fight homelessness, hunger, substance abuse and poverty in Southwest Florida.
“For more than 30 years, the leadership and members of Vineyards Country Club have embraced a mission to give back to our neighbors in need,” said Vineyards Country Club Chief Operating Officer Paul Malonson. “We appreciate all of the generous individuals who have contributed to benefit St. Matthew’s House.”

For more information, call Vineyards Country Club, 239-353-1500.

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About Vineyards Country Club

Vineyards Country Club is a 1,400-acre private, non-equity master-planned golf and country club community open to both residents and non-residents for more than 30 years. The family-owned community, founded in 1988, is located just east of Interstate 75 between Pine Ridge and Vanderbilt Beach roads and includes 2,719 homes in 38 individual gated neighborhoods, a 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, and 450,000 square feet of commercial space. The award-winning Club has been enhanced through three renovations since its original construction, with no member assessments. The Club offers 36 holes of members-only championship golf; a new, 15,000 square-foot Wellness Center & Spa with technologically advanced fitness equipment, five-star spa, salt water lap pool, smoothie café, and salt room; Racquet Center with 12 Har-Tru lite tennis courts, three lite gel cushioned pickleball courts, three regulation lite bocce courts, and year-round scheduled play; formal and casual indoor and al fresco dining; banquet, reception, meeting and event facilities; and one of Naples’ most active club social calendars. For membership or residential information, call 239-353-1500, visit online at vineyardscountryclubnaples.com, or visit the community’s Administration Office, located at 400 Vineyards Blvd., Naples.