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“Save High School Golf Open” in Response to Duval County Budget Cuts
“Save High School Golf Open” in Response to  Duval County Budget Cuts

Signs-N-Motion, a Jacksonville-based sign design and development company, is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Windsor Parke Golf Club in an effort to raise funds to save high school golf in Duval County.

Education budget cuts recently approved by the State of Florida will likely mean the end of several sports in Duval County schools, including golf, cross country, lacrosse, and several others, according to the chairman of the Duval County School Board. The county must raise $70,000.00 by August 1st in order to take high school golf off the chopping block.

Signs-N-Motion President and Jacksonville native Landon Strickland is committed to the cause, having played high school golf and continuing on at the collegiate level at Ole Miss. “High school athletics were a fundamental part of my adolescence, and it’s heartbreaking to think that Duval County students won’t have the same opportunity I did. I’ll do whatever I can to ensure that area golf teams are able to compete in 2011 – 2012.”

The tournament will is open to the public, and the registration fee is $100.00 per golfer or $350.00 per foursome. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Duval County Public Schools for the continuation of high school golf programs. Signs-N-Motion is also pledging 5% of all sales in the month of July to the cause.

For registration information, or to donate to the effort, please contact Kate Strickland at 904-687-1573 or kate.strickland@signsnmotion.com.

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