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Greater Miami Service Corps announces golf tournament and awards dinner

MIAMI (August 30, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) and the Greater Miami Service Corps (GMSC) will be hosting their 7th Annual Golf Tournament and Awards Dinner taking place on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  The tournament will be held at the Country Club of Miami Golf Course, located at 6801 Miami Gardens Drive, Miami, Florida 33015.  Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a scramble shotgun starting at 1:00 p.m.  The dinner and awards presentation will immediately follow the tournament.

The public is invited to join the Honorable Barbara J. Jordan, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 1 and GMSC founder and first executive director; William “Bill” Oliver, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner; CAHSD; and community partners for this signature event.  In addition to the first, second and third place prizes and awards, the event will feature a Commissioner’s Cup to be awarded to the lowest scoring team among Miami-Dade County departments.  

The cost per person for the full tournament is $80.00, which includes lunch and dinner.  Dinner only is $40.00.* Funds raised from the tournament will support educational scholarships and services for young people.  The registration deadline is September 30, 2016.  For more information and to register, please call John Miller at 305-949-1941 or Roxie Taylor at 305-638-4672, extension 237.  You may also book your foursome online.  

About GMSC. The mission of GMSC is to transform the lives of young people through education and service activities that improve our communities and strengthen our local workforce.  Founded in 1990, GMSC provides a venue away from the negative alternatives young people face when they are idle and feel there are no positive opportunities available to them.  The majority of young people served through the program come seeking a second chance to succeed in life.  In return for their efforts, members receive guidance by adult mentors and role models, a modest stipend and a wide range of development services that include significant educational opportunities, employment and training, life skills development and the opportunity to invest in their communities. 

Throughout our years of service, thousands of young people have been provided opportunities towards independence. The program now boasts the success of an alumnus who is a current State Representative, as well as alumni who have attained Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees.  Other successful GMSC graduates are teachers, architects, customer service representatives, journeymen, laborers, account clerks and supervisors.  GMSC has helped to transform their lives from dependency to self-sufficiency.

* Registration fees are tax-deductible as a charitable donation.