Cutler Bay golf tournament raises more than $5,000

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Approximately $5,000 was raised to support the Cutler Bay Community Fund during the eighth annual Cutler Bay Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 27. The event attracted 124 golfers to Palmetto Golf Course to participate in 18 holes of Scramble Golf.

Tournament participants enjoyed complimentary beverages on the course thanks to Miami Events Group. There were a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes of Four-Man Scramble. Additional activities included a “Longest Drive,” “Closest to the Pin” and a

“Hole in One” competition sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay. The winner of the hole-in-one competition left with a brand new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan.

“The mission of the Cutler Bay Community Fund is to support nonprofit organizations that endeavor to improve the life of residents in the Town of Cutler Bay through educational, aesthetic [community beautification], environmental, cultural, social services and other philanthropic programs and services,” Mayor Peggy Bell said.

After the tournament, participants took part in a raffle with more than 30 prizes, an award ceremony and a barbecue lunch catered by T&W Barbeque. Mayor Peggy Bell and Council Members Sue Ellen Loyzelle and Mary Ann Mixon attended the event and assisted in distributing the prizes to all of the tournament winners.

“The Eighth Annual Cutler Bay Open Golf Tournament was a huge success this year,” said Rafael Casals, town manager. “After a few weather scares, it turned out perfect. The golf course was in spectacular condition, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s event.

“A huge thank you goes out to the sponsors who helped make the tournament an exciting and successful event. We couldn’t have done it without our residents and business community,” Casals added.

For information about upcoming special events visit the town’s website at or call the Parks & Recreation Department at 305-234-4262.

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