Friday, November 1, 2013

Neal golf tourney raises $19K for Gullett Elementary

Pat Neal , far left, of Neal Communities, joins B.D. Gullett Elementary School principal Kathy Hayes, far right, in presenting a check from this year's golf tournament fundraiser. PHOTO PROVIDED
The 5th Annual Neal Communities Golf Challenge benefiting B.D. Gullett Elementary School in Lakewood Ranch raised more than $19,000, including a $10,000 donation by the home builder, the, lead sponsor of the event.

“The tournament, which began in 2008 to provide much needed technological resources for students and a growing population in the area, has proved to be a huge asset to fundraising goals for B.D. Gullett Elementary,” Neal Communities said in a media release.

 Money raised at this year’s tournament, held Sept. 21 at University Park Country Club, will fund laptops and computer equipment. A total of $19,289.61 will go directly toward the school.

 “On behalf of the students and staff at B.D. Gullett Elementary, we extend our gratitude for our generous community’s support of the 2013 Neal Communities Golf Challenge,” said principal Kathy Hayes.

- Jason Bartolone, East Manatee Editor

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