Pinellas Sheriff's Charity Golf Tournament Helps "Ranchers"
photo/text by Renee Burrell
Sheriff Jim Coats presented the awards to golfers at the Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. For nearly 20 years, the Pinellas Sheriff's Charity Golf Tournament has annually raised up to $120,000 to benefit the Ranches
The statewide Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches are celebrating 52 years of operation this year. And once again to help the children living at the Ranches, Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats and sponsors teamed to host the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch Golf Tournament at the Bayou Club and Bardmoor Country Club Golf Courses in Seminole.
The Youth Ranches have four residential child-care campuses and two camps, which provide troubled, abused and neglected kids with a safe home and schooling. Funded entirely by donations, the Ranches were founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association as a nonprofit, residential child-care agency in 1957 and have served thousands of Florida's needy and deserving children.
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