Dollars for Dillon

· Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero
· Sunday, November 11, 2012
· 8:30 AM

Golf Tournament to Benefit Fort Myers’ Teen Diagnosed with Cancer


On Sunday, November 11, the Florida Eels Travel Hockey Association will host a golf tournament, which will serve as the first of a series of fundraising events called ‘Dollars for Dillon.’ ‘Dollars for Dillon’ will raise funds to benefit one of the Florida Eels’ own, Dillon Simmons, a 13-year-old Fort Myers’ boy recently diagnosed with stage-3 malignant brain cancer. 

The first of these events is a four-person golf scramble that will take place on Sunday, November 11 at Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero.  The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.  The entry fee is just $100 per player or $400 per foursome and includes golf fees, prizes, and an award luncheon.  Sponsorships for this important event are needed and necessary. All funds raised will be used to treat Dillon during this fight for his life. 

Dillon was diagnosed after a fall on the ice at a Labor Day hockey tournament left him numb on his left side.  When his parents, Denise and Shawn, took him to the hospital thinking he may have suffered a concussion, they were told that Dillon showed a growth inside his head.  After being airlifted and further tested, biopsy results showed that it was stage-3 malignant brain cancer. Dillon is currently being treated at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers and will be transferred to John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland for further treatments. 

In addition to the golf tournament, parents of the Florida Eels Travel Hockey Association, along executive director, Frank Scarpacil, will gladly accept monetary donations, which can be made by visiting or by mailing a check payable to Florida Eels, Inc. C/O Dillon Simmons to 61 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33991, ATTN: Dan Alessi. ‘Dollars for Dillon’ is also seeking donations of products and/or services for an upcoming auction; and donations of food for an upcoming dinner fundraiser are also being accepted. 

The Florida Eels Ice Hockey Program is a very active organization that has served over 150 boys and girls in the Southwest Florida community for the past 12 years and is one of the original ice hockey programs in the State of Florida.  The Florida Eels is a recognized IRS Non-Profit 501-C (3) corporation.

For more information about ‘Dollars for Dillon’ or how you can assist, please contact Tony Joanow at 239.229.8998 or via email or Brian Fitzsimmons at 239.677.9957 or via email