IYC Charity Cup

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About the 2023/2024 IYC Charity Cup  

The Isles Yacht Club (IYC) Charity Cup is a series of exciting activities and events designed to raise money to support charitable organizations in our local community. These events elicit the largest participation of our 900 members each year. Since 2003, IYC members have raised and donated over $825,000 for charity. Proceeds from this year's fundraising events will benefit the following three charities: Charlotte County Meals on Wheels, Charlotte County Imagination Library, and Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. The organizations will each receive 1/3 of the total funds raised and/or donated during the 2023/2024 fundraising season.

Let's Make a Difference Together!  

Charlotte County Meals on Wheels - Meals on Wheels of Charlotte County prepares and delivers about 150 meals daily to homebound senior residents of the county. Their facility on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte was badly damaged by the hurricane, but they are now back in operation. Meals on Wheels of Charlotte County is a fully qualified 501c charity listed in the Charlotte County Foundation’s Charity Register and is totally funded by local contributions only.

Charlotte County Imagination Library - The Charlotte County Imagination Library is an affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which originated in Sevierville, Tennessee in 1996. The Imagination Library has grown to serve over 1.5 million children across the United States, as well as Canada and the United Kingdom. The program is run by local educators, business owners and community supporters and is funded by local business sponsors and community donations. Imagination Library’s purpose is to promote early childhood development, encourage parent-child interaction, enhance children’s literacy and better prepare youngsters for kindergarten in Charlotte County.

Charlotte County Homeless Coalition- The Homeless Coalition sees a future community free of hunger and homelessness for families, veterans, seniors, etc. They not only provide emergency shelter and food, but also assistance with utilities, rent & mortgage, transportation, employment, navigating government programs, and securing the necessary IDs for employment.


Want to give? 

To Donate Online: Click HERE and if needed, state the group you are supporting (ex. Tennis, Bocce, Billiards, etc.)

Write a check: to Charlotte Community Foundation, with a note in the memo indicating, “IYC Charity Cup”. If you would like this donation to be credited toward a particular team, as mentioned above, also note the team in the memo. Mail your check to: CCF, 227 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950

The 2023/2024 IYC Charity Cup, hosted by Isles Yacht Club (IYC), through a set of competitive and social events, raises funds to support local community needs. Through partnership with Charlotte Community Foundation, IYC members, the public and local sponsors raise funds to support some of the most vulnerable in our local community. The proceeds of the 2023/2024 IYC Charity Cup will be shared equally by these local organizations: Charlotte County Meals on Wheels, Charlotte County Imagination Library, and Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.
Since 2003, IYC has raised and donated $825,000 to worthy causes. In the last two years, the Club has raised over $230,000. This year’s IYC Charity Cup Series, ranging from tennis, bocce, billiards tournaments, table games, and a poker run, to name just a few, kicks off in Fall 2023 with a Social and Club Fair. The fundraising season will culminate from then through March 2024, ending with a Sailing Regatta and Celebration & Awards Dinner.

For year-end giving or questions about IRA distributions, please call the Charlotte Community Foundation at 941-637-0077.



Shawn Gilstad - 2023/2024 IYC Charity Cup Chair
Phone/Text: 941-830-4746 / [email protected]m




Want to be a Business Sponsor?! 

Contact Janie Duke 
[email protected] / (941) 276-6450




2023/2024 IYC Charity Cup Calendar of Events

IYC Social & Charity Cup Kickoff
Saturday, November 11
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us to enjoy happy hour and learn about this year's IYC Charity Cup recipients and all of the upcoming Charity Cup events!!

2023-2024 IYC Charity Cup Recipients:
Charlotte County Meals on Wheels, Charlotte County Imagination Library, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition

Attire: Casual


IYC Charity Cup Golf Tournament
at Riverwood Golf Club

Saturday, December 2
11:00am Check In & Range Opens  |  1:00pm Shot Gun Start

Join us for the 2023 IYC Charity Cup Golf Tournament on Saturday, December 2! Taking place at the beautiful Riverwood Golf Club, consistently rated in the top 50 courses in the US, our $250 per player entry includes greens fees, golf cart, goody bag, snacks, drinks, BBQ buffet and prizes for top finishers and contestants. The event is limited to 120 people, so sign up today!

Registration Opens Friday, September 15
Registration Forms can be picked up in the IYC front office, or you can
view and download it HERE.

Four Player Team Scramble Golf Tournament
Cost: $250 per person

*currently only accepting complete teams of four*
The IYC office must receive your team’s registration form & all team players' checks to be registered. 
Make checks out to Charlotte Community Foundation

Registration Fee Includes:
Green Fees, Golf Cart, Goody Bag, Snacks, Drinks, BBQ Buffet, and Awards for the Top Finishers & Contestants!
Also Available:
Raffle, Mulligan, Miracle Putt, Sandy, Custom Golf Shirts, and additional prizes & awards! Plus a chance to win a boat in a hole-in-one contest!

Proceeds benefit Charlotte County Meals on Wheels, Charlotte County Imagination Library, and Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.

A portion of this event fee is tax deductible. A receipt for your tax deductible donation will be provided by Charlotte Community Foundation.

IYC Charity Cup Pine Car Derby
Saturday, February 3
2:00pm Registration | 3:00pm Races Begin
5:30pm Buffet Dinner Service

$25 Check to Charlotte Community Foundation for your Car Kit
All-American Dinner Buffet - $30++ 

Team Captain: Ray DeLong

6th Annual Mah Jongg Game Day
Saturday, February 10

$25 Check made to Charlotte Community Foundation
$30 Charged to your IYC Account or by Check to IYC

Team Captains:
Debbie Meyer & Cathy Hopper

Tennis Exhibition
Friday, March 1

Organized by IYC Tennis Pro Rainer Ruhland!

Team Captain:
Kate Carney

Tennis Poker
Saturday, March 2

$40 Check made to Charlotte Community Foundation
$10 Charged to your IYC Account OR Cash or Check to IYC
$5 Cash - Bring to the IYC Front Office

Team Captain:
Kate Carney & Ann Pfizer-Brown

8-Ball Tournament
Saturday, March 2

Join us for our Annual IYC Charity Cup 8-Ball Billiards Tournament!

$25 Check made to Charlotte Community Foundation

Team Captain:
Duane Ising

8th Annual Bocce Tournament
Tuesday, March 12 & Thursday, March 14

Qualifying Rounds - Tuesday, March 12
1:00pm & 4:00pm
24 (2) Player Teams

Championship Rounds - Thursday, March 14

*Awards for the Winning & Runner-Up Teams!*

$30 per player / $60 per team
Make Checks out to Charlotte Community Foundation

Team Captains:
Jim & Carol Nuzzo

Nautical Poker Run
Wednesday, March 20

Cost: $25 per hand (you may purchase more than one hand)
Make Checks Payable to Charlotte Community Foundation

Participants will navigate to designated locations and collect playing cards along the way.
The waters are easy to navigate. All power and sail vessels are welcome!

Prizes for First & Second Place!!
Awards will be at Boaters at the Bar on March 20 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The balance of the monies collected, after awarding prizes, will be donated.

Team Captain:
Frank Leyshon

IYC Charity Cup Regatta 
20th Annual IYC Charity Cup Series

Click HERE for the Notice of Race
Click HERE for the Sailing Instructions
Click HERE for the Entry Form

*Please contact the IYC Front Office if you'd like to attend the IYC Charity Cup Celebration & Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 23*

Team Captain:
Rob Sisk
IYC Charity Cup Celebration & Awards Dinner - Plus, Silent Auction!
Saturday, March 23, 2024
5:00 p.m. Social - Silent Auction Begins
6:00 p.m. Dinner

Bring CASH & CHECKS for Raffles & Auctions
Benefiting Charlotte County Imagination Library, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, & Charlotte County Meals on Wheels.

Entertainment: DJ Josh

Cost: $45++ (charged to your IYC account) or check made to IYC
Attire: Casual

Seasonal Mix Green Salad
Entrée Choice of:
Filet Mignon
     Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, French Beans, Demi Glace
Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass
      Rice Pilaf, French Beans, Champagne Lemon Butter
Lemon Berry Cream Cake


Photo Gallery 

Click any photo to be redirected to the IYC Flickr photo gallery to view more Charity Cup photos!

Bocce Tournament 2023

Regatta 2023

St. Vincent de Paul Check Presentation 2023

Bocce Tournament 2023

Regatta 2023

Backpack Kidz Check Presentation 2023


Bocce Tournament 2023

Regatta 2023

New Operation Cooper Street Check Presentation 2023