CIS gives thanks

Dear Editor:

Communities In Schools of Bradford County is a nonprofit organization that provides the tools and support services for students in need to stay in school and achieve in life. The nonprofit Communities In Schools – Bradford County 16th annual Communities “Fore” Kids golf tournament was held Oct. 21, 2022, at Turkey Creek Golf Club with a luncheon at Creek’s 19th. 

This tournament is held each year to raise funds to help CIS -Bradford County continue to offer local students programs including after-school tutoring, college and career readiness training, mentoring, and the Take Stock in Children scholarship. 

CIS – Bradford County board of directors and staff would like to thank businesses, individuals, and teams supporting this yearly fundraising event. With much appreciation to Automotive Paint & Supply Co. Gainesville, AXALTA, Bradford County School District, Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, Bradford County Elected Officials, Bryan’s Ace Hardware, Bradford County Eye Center, Capital City Bank, CW Realty, Chemours, Chaiz Brown, Cheryl Canova, Cindy DeValerio, Community State Bank, Creek’s 19th Bar & Grill, Cuttin’ Up, Dick’s Wings & Grill-Starke, Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Courtnie Douglas, Faulkner Realty, Ferriera Funeral Services, Fran & Mary Jo Holleran, Garfield Cleaners, GroupGolfer, Bradford High School golf team parents, Jeff Oody & team, Jim DeValerio, Jim Lawrence Transportation Inc., Joe Pesek, Joe’s Tire Company, Bradford County Telegraph/Union County Times/Lake Region Monitor, Jones Gallagher Funeral Home, Kelly Payne, Kelly MacDougall, Kevin Russel, Thompson Garage Inc., Keystone Heights Golf Course, Mosley Tire Company of Starke Inc., Murray Ford, North Florida Technical College, Palatka Golf Course, Reddish and White CPA’s, Richard Walmsley, Roberts Insurance/George Roberts Insurance, Sears Hometown Store Starke, Sheffield Pest Control Inc., Southern Gem Photo-Meaghan Church, Austin Carter-Coldwell Banker Smith & Smith Realty, Smith Brothers Body Shop, Spratlin Site Prep, Strickland’s Scoop, Starke Police Dept., The Downtown Grill, The Office Shop, Tucker Home Restoration Inc., Turkey Creek Golf Course, Wilbur Waters, Will Hartley, and Williams Jewelry.

For more information about our 501(c) nonprofit organization and how you can support us locally, please contact Executive Director Mrs. Cindy DeValerio at 904- 966-6004; email: [email protected]; mailing address: P.O.Box 1033, Starke, FL 32091. Website:, and please like and share our social media Facebook page:

Communities In Schools — Bradford County Board of Directors & Staff