NAPLES, Fla. (Dec. 17, 2019) – KOVA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire hope, enhance quality of life, and contribute to health and well-being in Southwest Florida, has raised $111,625 through its inaugural Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships golf tournament.

Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs, the tournament was held Oct. 21 at Talis Park Golf Club in Naples, featuring lunch and a round of golf on the 18-hole, 7,000-yard course at Talis Park, followed by a dinner, auction and awards reception.

“We are very supportive of the KOVA Foundation and the charities that they have chosen to support with the proceeds from this event,” said Ralph Mesa, general manager of the Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs. “We are glad to be engaged to a foundation that is trying to meet the needs of the community.”

Proceeds from the event support KOVA Foundation, which is dedicated to providing resources to area nonprofits that support individuals and families in need, furthering initiatives related to health, including addiction recovery, Parkinson’s disease and breast cancer.

“KOVA Companies launched the KOVA Foundation this year with a desire to support the many impactful nonprofits of Southwest Florida that are providing life-changing resources and services to the individuals and families of our community,” said Anthony Emma, CEO and managing partner of KOVA Companies. “We’re thankful for Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs’ partnership in this inaugural golf tournament and for all who joined us in our mission to deliver greater resources to our neighbors in need.”

Sponsors of the golf tournament included EECON Construction Services as Platinum Sponsor; Crowther Roofing and Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick Law Firm as Apparel Sponsors; KOVA Companies and HighTower Naples as Lunch Sponsors; Capital Bank – First Tennessee as Beverage Cart Sponsor; and First Florida Integrity Bank and AD Design as Cocktail Sponsors. Mercedes-Benz was the Hole-in-One Car Sponsor and MarineMax of Naples was the Hole-in-One Boat Sponsor for the event.

About KOVA Companies

KOVA Companies is a privately owned, full-service and completely integrated commercial real estate firm engaged in management, investment, insurance, brokerage, development, financing, golf management and hospitality. Headquartered in Naples, Florida, KOVA family of companies include, KOVA Property Management, KOVA Facilities, SVN|KOVA, KOVA Insurance Group, KOVA Golf Management and KOVA Partners. Over its 25+ year evolution, KOVA Companies has developed a strong foundation and a synergetic operating environment. A multi-disciplined expertise developed over numerous economic cycles has provided KOVA Companies with the ability to enhance profitability for its clients through strategic partnerships and effective solutions. For additional information, please visit or call 239-261-2627.