All proceeds will support construction of affordable housing through nonprofit’s partnership with local real estate industry
TAMPA (April 13, 2023) – The fourth annual Pineywoods Golf Tournament is doing more than crowning a champion, it’s also supporting affordable housing in Hillsborough County. Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is partnering with Pineywoods Realty for the April 21 tournament, in which all proceeds will go toward helping Hillsborough County resident Teresa Davila and her family build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.
“We’re grateful for the support this tournament brings out each year. It allows us to continue doing the impactful work necessary to help deserving families on their journey to homeownership,” said Tina Forcier, CEO at Habitat Hillsborough.
Registered teams will kick off with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Cypress Creek Golf Club to compete for a trophy in the 18-hole tournament and other prizes, including $10,000 cash, vacation packages and more. CURA is presenting this year’s golf tournament, where proceeds will help to build a home for Davila, who had put her homeownership dreams on hold following her husband’s death in 2015. The couple had been raising two children and six grandchildren.
Last year’s event raised $47,000 that supported construction of a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in the Silvio Palms community. The golf tournament is one of the fundraisers for Habitat Hillsborough’s signature Real Estate Build, an opportunity for members of the local real estate industry to volunteer to build Habitat homes for local families. Since its inception in 2019, the Real Estate Build has completed homes for four families.
“While we can certainly expect a fun day, we never lose sight of the goal to help families in need of affordable homeownership,” said Larry Vargas, a real estate broker at Pineywoods Realty. “We’re proud to partner with Habitat Hillsborough as it speaks to our mission of building strong relationships and finding solutions that work for potential homeowners.”
Cypress Creek Golf Club is located at 1011 Cypress Village Blvd. in Ruskin. Teams can register here until Friday, April 14.
About Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County
Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County became an affiliate in 1987 and is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization founded and operated on Christian principles. Habitat Hillsborough is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their housing conditions.
About Pineywoods Realty
Pineywoods Realty has been helping Tampa Bay residents buy, sell and manage properties for many years. Our team has never focused on real estate transactions; we’ve always been driven by the customer experience. It’s our goal to make every aspect of buying and selling as seamless as possible.