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 May 23rd, 2011  
25th Annual St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office's Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Golf Tournament raises $63,000 to benefit displaced and troubled children of Florida, according to Sheriff Mascara
The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office's 25th Annual Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Golf Tournament has raised more than $63,000 to benefit the troubled and displaced children of Florida, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"This year's proceeds bring the total raised by our Youth Ranches golf tournaments to more than three-quarters of a million dollars since our tournaments began 25 years ago," said Sheriff Mascara. "With today's shaky economy, this year's total is noteworthy. We thank the 132 golfers who made the May 14 event such a success. We also thank Legacy Golf and Tennis Club for hosting the tournament this year."

Sheriff Mascara said: "The Florida Sheriffs Association created the Youth Ranches in the 1950s to give the displaced children of the State of Florida a start in life with the proper educational and emotional support. More than half a century later, the generosity of the people of Florida sustains this statewide network of facilities, incorporated as a charitable, tax-exempt organization. Donations are tax deductible."

The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches website is youthranches.org.

The Sheriff also thanked the event's sponsors.

Platinum sponsor was ARAMARK.

Gold sponsors were: the Frances Langford Foundation, Golden Nugget Arcade, Grainger, and GTL.

Silver sponsors were: Prison Health Services, Inc., and TouchPay.

Bronze sponsors were: Carroll Collins Bail Bonds, Conmed Healthcare Management, Inc., Robinson Textiles, Inc., St. Lucie Medical Center/Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute, Seacoast National Bank, Star and Shield Insurance Exchange, and Treasure Coast Ear, Nose and Throat, P.A.

Putting Green sponsors were: AM-PAK Management/McDonald's Restaurants of northern Fort Pierce and Intrio Road, Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., and Pantuso, Inc.

Refreshment station sponsors were: Everglades Farm Equipment, Pauly Jail Building Company, and Zeno Office Solutions.

Breakfast sponsors were: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and Special Products Group.

"I also want to thank the tournament's organizing committee and volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible," Sheriff Mascara said.

Committee members were: Lou Ericsson, Nicole Nastasia, Steve Patterson, Nancy Perella, Laurie Privateer, Tammy Schwab, Dorothy Shaw, Natalie Smith, Diane Trabulsy, Rhonda Vincent, Jim Westenhaver and Debra Wright.

Volunteers were: Justin Jensen, Sarah Miller, Elizabeth Privateer, Rachel Privateer, Rena Schwab, Dane Vincent, Rachel Vincent, and Tom Vincent.

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