Pre Registration Open for 6th Annual Charity Golf Classic

Event to Fund Self Reliance Club Project held at Grandezza Golf and Country Club on April 8, 2017


Founder and Executive Director Ismael Hernandez is pleased to announce The Freedom and Virtue Institute (FVI) will hold their sixth annual charity golf classic on April 8, 2017 from 7:30 am to 2 pm at Grandezza Golf and Country Club, located at 11481 Grande Oaks Boulevard in Estero. Proceeds from this effort will go to fund and expand FVI’s Self Reliance Club project, which includes elementary and middle schools in Lee and Collier County.  This initiative provides students with the opportunity to earn money for school and other education related supplies through the achievement of goals, school performance, extra-curricular activities like urban farming, and volunteerism; achievement and reward that comes from initiative, hard work and self-reliance.

Registration begins at 7:00 am the day of the tournament and the event includes a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf at one of the best and most challenging course in southwest Florida, catered lunch, and a short program that will feature a local, notable guest speaker.


“This event has become one that our supporters don’t want to miss and also provides an insight to people unfamiliar with our organization”, states Ismael Hernandez, Executive Director of the Institute. “Pre-registration is now available on our website”. The scramble format is popular and golfers of all ages and skill levels participate. Grandezza is an incredible site and the day promises to be memorable for everyone involved.  To pre-register for the golf tournament and learn more about the Freedom and Virtue Institute, click here. For sponsorship information, contact Dan Wright, Tournament Director at 239-410-1924.

About The Freedom and Virtue Institute

The Freedom & Virtue Institute believes in fostering attitudes and leading initiatives that build off the principle of creating self-reliance among underprivileged children and individuals enduring hardship that wish to better their situations and live a dignified, self-sustainable life. Presently, the Freedom & Virtue Institute conducts two unique causes: The Self-Reliance Clubs and the Effective Compassion Training programs.


About The Self-Reliance Clubs

The Self-Reliance Clubs exist to educate the next generation to understand that they are the champions of their own lives. Through their own initiative, ingenuity, and hard work, they will realize that they have the power to determine the direction of their future.

Self-Reliance Clubs are set up in schools to provide under-privileged students with the opportunity to work in various entrepreneurship initiatives, learn economics, earn money, and gain self-esteem and a sense of individual freedom.  The ‘money’ earned can then be used to purchase school supplies, equipment, and clothing.


About Effective Compassion Training

The Freedom & Virtue Institute’s Effective Compassion Training program is designed to offer a detailed exploration of the realities of poverty and to equip participants with practical and meaningful tools to address these struggles.

At the Freedom & Virtue Institute, individuals and organizations are shown the impact of their actions on their local communities, with the ultimate goal of bringing change in the internal culture of organizations participating in poverty-alleviation work.

For more information on how you can help, visit or call (239) 240-9393.

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