Registration is now open for the inaugural Par-Tee for Tots charity golf tournament to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 16 at West Bay Club, 4500 W. Bay Blvd. in Estero.GOLF_LOGO_short.png

Brown & Brown Insurance has teamed up with Child Care of Southwest Florida to present the first-ever golf tournament to benefit that organization, whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and their families through quality early childhood education and related services to promote health and school readiness.


Brown & Brown Employee Benefits Advisor Bill Emo volunteers with his youngest daughter at the Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center, a Child Care of Southwest Florida center on Fowler Street in Fort Myers. “To watch the development and progress, emotionally, physically and psychologically, of these little ones has been remarkable,” he said. “I honestly do not know what these little ones, or their parents, would do without such a wonderful organization as Child Care of Southwest Florida.”


Participants at the Par-Tee for Tots will enjoy 18 holes at West Bay Golf Club’s Pete and P.B. Dye-designed championship course, featuring stunning views and a pristine nature preserve setting. A grab-and-go breakfast and a buffet lunch will be served.


Registration for single players and foursomes is now open for $125 per person. Many levels of sponsorships offering attractive promotional opportunities are also available. Visit for a golfer registration form or sponsorship packet, or contact Lisa Tortora or (239) 278-1002. Registration deadline is September 10.


In addition to Brown & Brown, sponsors for the Inaugural Par-Tee for Tots include: ABS Distributors, BB&T Bank, Lee Memorial Health Systems Foundation, LeeSar, Pure, T3 Communications and TriCircle Pavers.


Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.
The mission of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. is to enhance the lives of children and their families through quality early childhood education and related services to promote health and school readiness.


The organization runs six early learning centers that have been accredited by the National Accrediting Council. It helps child care centers qualify for, administer and maintain USDA Child Care Food Programs to provide for the nutritional requirements of early childhood. To ensure the best possible care of children, it also provides DCF Introductory Child Care Training classes and competency exams to promote the continuing education of teachers and other educational professionals.


Sponsorship, volunteer and donation opportunities are available to the public. Visit for more information.

Carol Conway

Written by Carol Conway

Chief Executive Officer: Carol Conway worked in corporate sales, including IBM, during the first 16 years of her career. She moved to Southwest Florida in 1993 and founded CRS Technology Consultants, which had reached $2.5 million in annual revenue and earned several awards and national recognitions before she sold the company in 2012. Conway then served as Chief of Mission Support for Hope HealthCare Services for two years before launching a donor-development consultancy in early 2014. Later that year she became CEO of CCSWFL.

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