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Community Spotlight: Second Annual Jim Boyd Golf Classic Raises Funds to Support Early Learning Coalition of Manatee

Published Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Early Learning Coalition (ELC) of Manatee County, Inc. organized and managed the Second Annual Jim Boyd Golf Classic on November 15, 2013. The golf classic, named for State Representative Jim Boyd, was held at Longboat Key Club's Harbourside golf course. The proceeds from the event will support the Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County's early learning programs and services.


More than 100 golfers participated in the event. Corporate and individual sponsors included:


Ajax Paving; Atlanta Bread Company; Banks Engineering; Bealls Inc.; BMO Harris Bank; Bright House; Dan and Nancey Bailey; Debra Cooper; Foundation for Dreams; Senator Bill Galvano; Gold Coast Distributors;; Hope Family Services; Howard Leasing; JB Templeton; Representative Jim Boyd; Lee Roy Selmon Restaurant; Manatee Children's Services; Manatee County Rural Health Services; Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC; Miller Recreation Equipment & Design, Inc.; Mosaic; Shannon Funeral Homes; Soma Creekside Restaurant; Surfer Bus; and Wells Fargo.


The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. is a multi-service agency dedicated to helping children develop the skills needed to be successful in school and life. The agency's focus is on high quality school readiness opportunities for all children and their families, understanding that it is in the first years of life that a child's future educational success is determined and the critical role of parents, as their child's first and most important teacher. To learn more about Coalition's services, go to or call 941-757-2900.

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