Charity Golf Scramble to Benefit Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary

Published on August 4, 2023

Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary, a 501c3 nonprofit exotic and farm animal sanctuary, will be hosting its first annual Farmhouse Scramble golf outing fundraiser on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 at Tatum Ridge Golf Links located at 421 Tatum Rd, Sarasota, Florida.

This will be an 18-hole scramble format event beginning at 8 AM and will be filled with plenty of fun and excitement including contests, games and prizes. Golfers will enjoy complimentary practice balls, light breakfast prior to play, golfer goody bags and a cookout style lunch with prize presentation following play. FANS hopes to raise funds to help care for the animals and finish repairs the sanctuary sustained during hurricane Ian.

Dave and Lisa Burns, owners of Backyard Getaway since 2004, an outdoor living and water feature business, are founders of FANS. When not building water features and renovating backyards, Dave & Lisa are caring for the 139 animals from horses, goats & chickens to Kangaroos, prairie dogs and tortoises that live at the sanctuary. Dave has built several water features at the sanctuary including a faux rock waterfall and pond for Muscovy and mallard ducks, a stream in the tortoise digs habitat and a weeping wall feature in the aviary’s cockatiel condo.

The animals come to the sanctuary for many reasons including neglect, abandoned, medically needy or their families can no longer care for them. The majority will spend the rest of their lives at the sanctuary while some may be made available for adoption into forever homes. While continue to give the animals a place to feel safe, the goal of Dave & Lisa, along with their board of directors and volunteers, is to teach a new generation the joy of caring for animals and to educate the public on proper animal care.

There are several sponsorship opportunities available. To learn more or to donate to FANS visit To learn about FANS visit: Backyard Getaway

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