The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, is hosting a fundraising event Jan. 19 at Topgolf in Fort Myers to raise money for programs benefiting children and teens in foster care.

Golfing Fore a Great Cause features an evening of golf, entertainment, prizes and a dinner buffet.

Topgolf offers a dynamic, technology-driven golf entertainment experience and features high-tech gaming, outdoor hitting bays, chef-driven menus, hand-crafted cocktails, music and more.

“Golfing Fore a Great Cause was postponed because of Hurricane Ian, so this will be a great opportunity to enjoy an evening of casual golf at one of Southwest Florida’s hottest social venues while supporting a good cause – children and teens in foster care,” said Jessica Stanfield, the foundation’s executive director. “We had to cancel other fundraising events after the storm, so the Topgolf event is incredibly important in helping us accomplish our mission.”

Golfing Fore a Great Cause starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Topgolf, 2021 Top Golf Way in Fort Myers. The registration fee is $500 for a six-player bay or $100 for an individual player; single players will be paired with others in a six-player bay. Sponsorship opportunities also are available.

Proceeds support the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, which has a mission of ensuring that every abused, neglected or abandoned youth in Southwest Florida has a voice as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare systems. The foundation recruits, trains and provides support for court-appointed volunteer child advocates who represent the best interests of a child until a safe, permanent placement is established. The nonprofit also raises funds that help meet a child’s health, educational and social needs.