Punta Gorda’s Third Annual BARSTOOL OPEN


As a Realtor I’m often asked what’s so great about Punta Gorda and there is no shortage of things to point out that make this city such as special place. The other day I saw in the Charlotte Sun newspaper a quarter page ad announcing the Third Annual “BARSTOOL OPEN” and I believe, on every level, this is a great example of the heart and soul of Punta Gorda and it’s community.

The driving force behind the “BARSTOOL OPEN” is a number of beautiful, local women who every other Tuesday night get together for networking and socializing.   Well, this group of awesome women who call themselves GNO – short for “Girls Night Out” wanted to make a difference within the community. Mind you, they’re not a leisurely women’s social, but are comprised of successful women who run either their own company’s or hold management positions in local business.

Wanting to lending a helping hand to charitable organizations within the community, the GNO women with focus and determination started the journey leading to the very successful “BARSTOOL OPEN”.

Peace River Distributing has returned this year as main sponsor with the GNO girls handling  the organization and coordinating of this event with the help of many generous companies in the area. This year’s 9 hole miniature golf event is being hosted by the following local restaurants:  Ice House Pub, River City Grill, Biehl’s Slip-Not Lounge, Phil’s 41, Beef O’Brady’s, Tapas One at Bin 82, Dean’s South of the Border, Jack’s and The Celtic Ray.

The field is comprised of teams of 4 people  with putters and the event is capped at 100 teams with an entry price of $100.  A shotgun start is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday October 2nd and the wrap up party at Biehl’s Slip-Not starting at 6:00 p.m. For more information you can contact Kris Peterson at 941-815-1888 or Denise Dull at 941-626-9439.

Last years the “BARSTOOL OPEN”  raised over $14,000  for Dollars for Mammograms, Inc., enabling more than 300 women in the Charlotte County area access to medical service which otherwise would be out of reach.

So for me I don’t think there is a better example of what Punta Gorda is all about than the “BARSTOOL OPEN”.

If you’re interested in learning more about Punta Gorda FL real estate and all the great things that go on in our great city visit www.paradiseinpuntagorda.com or email ken@paradiseinpuntagorda.com I can also be reached at anytime by calling 941-661-9773.


Ken Poirier

Hi, I'm Ken Poirier a local area resident and Realtor in Punta Gorda, Fl. To learn more about the incredible real estate available in the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and North Port areas, please feel free to contact me directly by phone at (941) 661-9773, email ken@paradiseinpuntagorda.com or connect with me on Facebook.

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