Cleveland Indians Announce Plans for Charity Golf Event During Spring Training

December 15, 2010

Winter Haven, FL (PRWEB) January 11, 2004

The Cleveland indians and Polk County Sports Marketing have announced plans to host a charity golf tournament on March 1, 2004. The event, benefiting the Winter Haven Youth Recreation Fund, will take place at Cypresswood Golf and Country Club in Winter Haven. “This event provides us another exciting opportunity to partner with the City of Winter Haven and Polk County Sports Marketing. The establishment of the Winter Haven Youth Recreation Fund allows the Indians to directly impact the youth of Winter Haven and strengthens the ties between the club and the community,” said Jerry Crabb, Director of Florida Operations for the Indians.

Each golfer who registers for the 9th Annual Major League Scramble will play 18 holes of golf with a player, coach or executive from the Indians organization. Golfers will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. “We look forward to staging another great Major League Scramble and are excited to welcome back the Cleveland Indians for this exciting event,” said Mark Jackson, Director of Polk County Sports Marketing (PCSM).

The Indians will donate all proceeds from the golf tournament to the newly formed Winter Haven Youth Recreation Fund, which was created by Winter Haven Leisure Services to serve as a way for individuals and organizations to give back to the youth of the Winter Haven community. “This gives us an opportunity to help develop the youth of Winter Haven,” said Michael Stavres, Director of Leisure Services, “We recognize the importance of recreation in the development of youth and want to show that we are dedicated to their development,” Stavres said. Now in its ninth year, the Major League Scramble has raised more than $ 50,000 for local charities since its inception. The registration fee is $ 600 for a four-member team and $ 700 for businesses that wish to enter four players and sponsor a hole. Companies can receive special benefits as an MVP sponsor for $ 900, including Spring Training tickets for two Indians games, or sponsor a hole for $ 100. The fee for a single golfer is $ 175.Prizes will be awarded to each member of the first and second place low gross and low net teams as well as the individual golfers who record the longest drives and the tee shots landing closest to the pin.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and awards presentation.To make reservations for the 9th Annual Major League Scramble, call Polk County Sports Marketing at (863) 534-2500 or log onto the PCSM website at

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