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News Release
Monday, March 28, 2011

BMW or Two MINIs for Winning Putter
At Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament

JERRY FOYT (right), General Manager of Lexus Of Clear Lake, presents the dealership's Platinum Sponsorship check to Communities In Schools-Bay Area's (from left) Rick Gornto, Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament Chairman; Angela Jenkins, Development Director, and Janet Summers, Program Director.Winner of the Putting Contest at the Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament can choose as their prize a BMW or TWO MINI Coopers from Advantage BMW MINI of Clear Lake! This challenge will highlight the tourney benefiting Communities In Schools-Bay Area (CIS-Bay Area), a dropout prevention program. The Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament will be a shamble held April 11 at Bay Oaks Country Club.

"This is our second annual Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament and it promises to be bigger, better and more exciting," says Rick Gornto, tournament chairman. Underwriter for this year's tournament is Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

Joining Legend in their support of the tournament are Platinum Sponsors AMOCO Federal Credit Union, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and Staff and Lexus Of Clear Lake. Gold Sponsors are Advantage BMW MINI of Clear Lake, Barrios Technology, BP-Texas City, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, My Flooring America, Null-Lairson PC, MaximGroup, Rotary Club of Space Center and Staples (Webster).

Silver Sponsors are Rick and Janice Gornto and Medinc of Texas. Bronze Sponsors are Hometown Bank of League City; Johnson, Bender & Company; MRI Technologies, Gurry Mechanical; Jacobs Technology, and Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott. 

Vehicles awarded for a Hole in One are donated by Lexus Of Clear Lake, Norman Frede Chevrolet and Gulf Coast Golf Carts. Runners-up in the Putting Contest will receive other outstanding prizes. Lunch will be furnished by Outback Steakhouse.

Immediately following the competition, the awards dinner, donated by Grand Finale Catering, will be held at the club with a live and silent auction. Emcee will be Dayna Steele and auctioneer will be Judge Louie Ditta.

Top auction items will include a stay at the Lost Iguana Resort and Spa in Costa Rica; a week's stay at a ski-in/ski-out condo in Breckenridge, Colorado, donated by Paula Tomasi; a dinner for eight in your home by the Culinary Institute of America's Steve Swofford; diamond earrings, donated by Tama Brantley; and a Texans VIP Experience for 4 including a Matt Schaub signed football. Ann Hacker of Park Avenue Antiques has donated a room of antiques for the auction. 

For information regarding sponsorships,contact Angela Jenkins at 281-486-6698 or

CIS-Bay Area serves 15 campuses in the Clear Creek and Dickinson Independent School Districts. For more information on the program, visit

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