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Community Charity Day at Olde Cypress raises $50,000 for Topaz Assistance Dogs

(NAPLES, Fla.) – The Club at Olde Cypress, one of the most vibrant, active and welcoming private clubs along the Sunshine State's stunning Paradise Coast, today announces its Community Golf Charity Day Tournament raised $50,270 for Topaz Assistance Dogs (Topaz), empowering individuals with disabilities by providing safety and independence through partnership with skilled assistance dogs. 

Topaz provides the following types of assistance dogs: Mobility dogs, trained to assist individuals with physical or neurological disabilities by turning off and on lights, opening doors, picking up dropped items, item retrieval, and balance assistance. Autism dogs are specifically trained to assist children and adults on the spectrum by facilitating sensory integration, increased social interaction, improved communication skills and providing behavior disruption. Seizure response dogs are trained to help those with epilepsy during and following seizures. And diabetic alert dogs that warn those with Type-1 Diabetes about unsafe blood sugar levels. 

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"The work that Topaz does and the number of individuals and families it touches is simply amazing," says Olde Cypress Assistant Golf Professional, Courtney Johnson. "I’d like to thank our dedicated members who show up year after year to support so many wonderful non-profit organizations throughout the region.” 

The money raised at the tournament will further empower Topaz’s unwavering mission and fund a variety of different programming elements. Additionally, Olde Cypress has nine members who are naming a new puppy coming into the Topaz program. These generous individuals will be able to follow their pups on their two-year training journey to obtain the elite classification of being a Service Dog. It’s a unique way in which Topaz provides a long-term connection with those who step in, and up, to help an amazing cause. 

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“We believe so strongly in Topaz, its mission, and the impact it’s having here in Southwest Florida and are grateful for the opportunity to help,” says Olde Cypress member Janine Shea. “This is proof positive that dogs are simply amazing animals with untapped potential when it comes to helping people overcome all types of challenges.” 

For more information about Olde Cypress and all it offers along Naples' Paradise Coast, visit

About the Club at Olde Cypress

The Club at Olde Cypress is owned by STOCK Development, Southwest Florida's preeminent residential developer and builder since 2001, and operated by STOCK Hospitality, which provides innovative solutions uniquely tailored to club communities. Creating exceptional member experiences is the cornerstone of all Stock Hospitality services, which range from club operations and golf course maintenance to membership marketing and programming. New members can choose from three categories of membership carefully crafted to offer something for everyone. 

Widely considered one of the most vibrant, active and welcoming clubs in Southwest Florida, Olde Cypress is home to the first P.B. Dye golf course in Collier County. Other amenities include tennis and pickleball courts, fitness center and pool and a 34,000-square-foot clubhouse featuring both casual and fine dining. The club and surrounding 540-acre gated community are just minutes from Naples' famous beaches, world-class shopping on 5th Avenue, and the Southwest Florida International Airport. 

Shane Sharp
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