EDC schedules 13th annual Cranman Golf Tournament

By Robert Hamilton….
The Economic Development Council’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament, honoring the late Steven Cranman, former council executive director, will take place on Friday, Feb. 25, at the Palmetto Golf Course, 9300 SW 152nd St. in Palmetto Bay.

This year the Foundation for the Economic Development Council will host the golf tournament. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises funds for the Economic Development Council. All sponsorship contributions are tax deductible.

The Title Sponsor is the Palmetto Bay Village Center. The Village Center is the premier class office space located bayside at 17777 Old Cutler Rd. in Palmetto Bay. The Presenting Sponsor is Jackson South Community Hospital.

The golfing day will begin with continental breakfast, Bloody Marys, and coffee at 7:30 a.m. The shotgun tee-off and four-man scramble will start at 8:30 a.m. A traveling refreshment cart will follow the players as they tackle the course with plenty of prize opportunities on the par-three holes. So far, raffle prizes include a 32-inch LCD flat screen television and two Stihl leaf blowers. All participants will receive a golf polo shirt and goodie bag filled with unique items. Rounding out the day will be an open bar, chicken wings, burgers, award presentation, and raffle prizes. Barry Johnson, past-chair of the EDC and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce president, will be emcee.

Besides being a lot of fun, the Steven J. Cranman Memorial Golf Tournament will raise much-needed funds for initiatives determined by the EDC, the area’s economic development agency. The council relies heavily on this event to enhance the quality of service that it provides to the area businesses. They would like to continue providing South Miami-Dade County’s business community with excellent business assistance resources and programs, and with recent budget cuts, this year’s fundraiser is exceptionally important. There still are plenty of sponsorship opportunities available.

The Economic Development Council supports positive economic development and business assistance at no cost to the business community. The council does not have membership dues; instead it offers a day of sportsmanship, business networking, and community involvement through this annual golf tournament.

Founded in 1992, the Economic Development Council is a non-profit economic development organization fostering the kind of development that creates a better future for both residents and business. Council outreach meetings are open to the public and are conducted every third Tuesday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. at the council’s office, 900 Perrine Ave.

For more information on sponsorship, golf packages, or membership, call the EDC at 305-378-9470 or www.edcsouthdade.com.

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