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Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department to host Greater Miami Service Corps Golf Tournament and Awards Dinner

MIAMI ( August 27, 2019 )

Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department’s (CAHSD) in partnership with Greater Miami Service Corps program (GMSC) will be hosting its 10th Annual Golf Tournament and Awards Dinner taking place on Friday, October 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. The tournament will be held at the Country Club of Miami Golf Course, located at 6801 Miami Gardens Drive.  Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a scramble shotgun starting at 1 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, District 1 Commissioner, Greater Miami Service Corps’ founder and first executive director, State of Florida House Representative Kionne L. McGhee, board member and program alumnus, and Deputy Mayor, Maurice L. Kemp, as well as County, state, private, public 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 $100.00 which includes lunch and dinner. Dinner only is $50.00. Funds raised from the tournament will support educational scholarships and programmatic services for young people. The registration deadline is September 27, 2019. GMSC’s Charitable Registration number is CH4813. For more information please call Debbie Dorsett at 305-638- 4672 or John Miller at 305-949-1941, ext. 237. To book your foursome, visit us online at www.gmscmiami.com.

In 1990, the late Mayor Stephen P. Clark tapped notable civic and community leaders to apply for a pilot grant; 29 years later the program is still providing much needed community services. GMSC’s mission is to transform the lives of young people through education and service activities that improve our communities and strengthen our local workforce. The majority of young people served through the program come seeking a second chance to succeed in life. GMSC provides a venue from the negative alternatives young people face when they are idle and feel there are no positive opportunities. In return for their efforts, members receive guidance by adult leaders who serve as mentors and role models, a modest stipend, and a wide range of member 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 alumnus who is a current state representative as well as alumni who have achieved associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees. Other successful GMSC graduates are teachers, architects, customer service representatives, journeymen, laborers, account clerks, supervisors and many other professions. GMSC has helped to transform their lives from dependency to self-sufficiency.

For more information about Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department programs, please call 786-469-4600 or visit us on the web at www.miamidade.gov/cahsd. For more information about the Greater Miami Service Corps, visit www.gmscmiami.com or call (305) 638-4672, ext. 237.