Date: October 11, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Aaron Flint, (863) 534-6377 or 502-8262 pager

PCSO COPS Golf Tournament Raises Over $21,000 for Children and the Elderly

The 8th Annual Polk County Sheriff's Office Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Golf Tournament that was held on Saturday, October 6, 2001, at Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club raised $21,603 for underprivileged children and elderly residents of Polk County. 

The 36 teams that participated in the event enjoyed great weather, a beautiful golf course, and received a variety of prizes that were donated by local corporations.  This year's top three 4-man teams were Phoenix Industries, MBM, and Bernie Little Distributors Inc.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the corporate sponsors that donated money and items that were either given away as door prizes or auctioned off at the event.  The Sheriff's Office also would like to thank all of its members and members of the community who volunteered at the event. 

All funds raised at the tournament will help the Polk County Sheriff's Office COPS units purchase Christmas gifts for underprivileged children and elderly citizens in Polk County.

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