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Broward Bar’s Young Lawyers Section Raises $31,000 at 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Florida’s Children First

November 8th, 2012   No Comments   Advocacy

A sold-out crowd of 144 golfers and dozens of supporters of foster children, at-rick youth and other vulnerable Floridians hit the links in October for the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section’s (YLS) 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The event raised a record $31,000 for its benefitting charity, Florida’s Children First (FCF). Over the past year, the Broward YLS has raised more than $60,000 for FCF, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at-risk children, especially those in foster care.

“As young lawyers, we want to be engaged in our community, and give back whenever possible. The funds raised last week will be used to support an organization that makes an invaluable difference in the lives of many Florida children.”

YLS will present a check to FCF at a luncheon ceremony on Dec. 6, 2012 at the Tower Club. For the past 25 years, YLS has hosted local charity events with all net proceeds going directly to selected nonprofit organizations. YLS also hosted a Tee-Off Happy Hour, sponsored by Kelley / Uustal, on Oct. 4, 2012, at American Social on Las Olas to kick off the event and raise additional funds for FCF. South Florida public relations firm Boardroom Communications served as the event’s Exclusive Title Sponsor. Boardroom has won awards from JAFCO, FCF and Legal Aid Service of Broward County for its outstanding pro bono efforts.

“Through the generous support of YLS and the event’s supporters will be able to provide significant funds and resources to two amazing programs we work with: the Tracey McPharlin Pro Bono Initiative and the Broward Chapter of Florida Youth Shine,” said FCF President Howard Talenfeld.

The Tracey McPharlin Pro Bono Initiative serves to recruit, train and support pro bono attorneys to represent children in Dependency Court. Florida Youth SHINE (Striving High for Independence and Empowerment) is a youth run, peer driven organization working to change the culture of Florida’s foster care system.

The YLS Charity Golf Tournament, which was held in Plantation at the Jacaranda Golf Club, included a silent auction and a hole in one contest, with a chance to win a 2013 G 37 Convertible from Warren Henry Infiniti. Following the tournament, prizes were also awarded at a special luncheon for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place foursomes, as well as awards for Longest Drive, Closest-to-Pin, Straightest Drive and a putting contest to win additional prizes.

The event’s sponsors included Boardroom Communications; Kelley / Uustal; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, P.A.; U.S. Legal Support; Kaufman, Rossin & Co., P.A.; Esquire Solutions; Veritext, Inc.; Brinkley Morgan; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP; Brydger & Porras, LLP; Goldman & Daszkal, P.A.; Orange Legal; Northwestern Mutual; Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique; Exotech, Inc.; Berman, Kean & Riguera, P.A.; Bacardi; Warren Henry Automotive Group; and American Social. Lifestyle Publications also served as the event’s Media Sponsor.

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