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News Release
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Golfers Raise $125,000 To Keep Kids in School

Players at the recent Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament raised $125,000 to benefit Communities In Schools-Bay Area (CIS-Bay Area), a dropout prevention program serving 15 campuses in Clear Creek and Dickinson Independent School Districts.

"The community support has made this tournament the largest in the Bay Area and goes a long way in helping the 1,300 at-risk children CIS (Bay Area) supports each year," said Rick Gornto, tourney chairman.

Underwriter of the tournament was Legend Healthcare & Rehabilitation. Platinum sponsors were Lexus Of Clear Lake and AMOCO Federal Credit Union. Gold sponsors were Advantage BMW, MaximGroup, Space Center Rotary, Staples, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Staff, Barrios Technology, BP Texas City, MyFlooring America and Null Lairson PC.

Silver sponsors were Rick and Janice Gornto and Medinc of Texas. Bronze sponsors included Jacobs Technology, Johnson, Bender & Co., Gurry Mechanical, MRI Technologies, Hometown Bank of League City and Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott.

First Place honors went to the Hurricane Fence team, and Second Place title went to Johnson, Bender & Co.'s team. Third Place went to Medinc of Texas team.

Excitement ended the day's activities with the Putting Contest to win a BMW or two Mini Coopers from Advantage BMW Mini. Randy Hodges missed the final 60-foot putt by a mere one inch!

Trophies were awarded at the after-tournament dinner at Bay Oaks Country Club. Judge Louie Ditta and radio personality Dayna Steele hosted the Live Auction.

For more information on the dropout prevention program, visit

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