Community Bank & Trust of Florida’s 14th Annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament was held on April 1st at Candler Hills Golf Club to benefit the Homeless Children and Youth Programs of the Alachua, Marion and Sumter County schools. Over the past 14 years, with the generous help of employees, customers and sponsors, Community Bank & Trust of Florida’s golf tournaments have raised and donated $163,000 exclusively for the benefit of local children. This year alone, the tournament raised and will donate $23,500 which will be divided up among the three counties.
“We are proud to assist the low to moderate income families in our community by providing funds to help buy basic school supplies,” said Hugh Dailey, president of Community Bank & Trust of Florida. “Our company and our employees are committed to improving the educational environment for our children. We believe that improving financial literacy and giving students a chance to learn will help our future generations. This is one of several service projects that we sponsor to help keep our community a great place to live.”
The Homeless Children and Youth Programs in each of the district school systems provide recognized homeless and needy children with support in the form of school supplies, clothing, personal hygiene items, emergency food, and other individual needs as identified. There are currently over 5,000 homeless youth registered in the tri-county school systems.