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Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Friday, September 30th, 2011
Categories: Tournaments

September 30, 2011; Miami, FL- Jose’s Hands, a charitable organization that raises money for first-year medical school students, announces its annual Jose’s Hands Charity Golf Tournament, on Saturday, October 22nd (11:30am – 6:30pm) at Don Shula’s Golf Resort in Miami Lakes. This yearly celebration that helps raise money for students wanting firsthand exposure to health, social, and cultural experiences in developing world communities, will welcome 72 golfers who will compete in a shotgun start tournament for prizes and awards, including mini-prizes with various competitions throughout.

Jose’s Hands Weekend is an ideal opportunity for business within the local and medical community to support enhance their image by supporting medical missionaries who are taking up the calling to go out into the world and use their gifts and talents to reach out to the less fortunate.

Last year’s charity golf event helped raised over $15,000 that helped send 10 first-year medical school students on a trip to the Dominican Republic. This year Jose’s Hands hopes to double that number by raising $30,000 in the hopes of sending 25 students to Peru, Haiti, and back to the Dominican Republic.

The costs to participate are as follows:
Single Player Registration: $100 –  http://goo.gl/3CJz0
Team Registration: $350 –  http://goo.gl/Xgk0p

Registration begins at 11:00 AM, Shotgun start at 12:30 PM. Lunch and soft drinks will be provided before the tournament.  There will be gift bags with golf goodies.  Prizes include a scooter, gift certificates to a local restaurant, and a nightclub VIP package.  Prizes are awarded for closest to pin, longest drive and overall team score. For more information visit: http://joseshands.org.

Jose’s Hands was established as a non-profit organization to honor Major José Jamil Miranda and perpetuate his values and memory by enabling a medical student to explore an area of public health in a unique and under-served setting, and by creating a permanent connection between José’s family and the world.

The grant provides funding for first-year medical school students seeking to participate on a medical mission to underserved or underrepresented communities outside the United States.

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