Oct. 7, 2003 – Michael Brooks and Vincent Anderson, principals of Alliance Management Partners of Frederiksted, have signed their firm on as a major sponsor for the St. Croix Marine Corps Association's annual "Toys for Tots" Golf Tournament.
The two men recently presented a check for $1,500 to Oley Borris, the association's Toys for Tots" fund-raising director. Alliance Management thus becomes the first "Eagle, Globe & Anchor"-level sponsor in the tournament's eight year history, Borris said. The symbol of that level is the U.S. Marine Corps emblem.
Alliance Management is an Economic Development Commission beneficiary with strong ties to the St. Croix community, Brooks said. "We have been a longtime supporter of the St. Croix 'Toys For Tots' campaign and look forward to continuing our support of this worthy cause," he said.
"Toys for Tots" is a nationwide campaign of the U.S. Marine Corps Reservists to provide need children with gifts at the yearend holidays. The St. Croix association raises funds for its participation through the annual golf tournament. (See "Planning under way for 'Toys for Tots' tourney".)
The year's tournament will be held at Carambola Golf Course on Oct. 26. Play is in four-member teams with a best-ball format — so enthusiasm is worth as much as skill. The entry fee of $85 per golfer includes a goodie bag, tournament shirt and buffet lunch as well as the day of golf.
Plaques will be awarded to the top three teams and to the top Marine team. Two $10,000 hole-in-one prizes will be offered — on holes 5 and 14 — and there will be prizes at the other par 3 holes throughout the course, as well as for the men's and women's drives that are the longest and that come closest to the hole.
To sign up as a player, to sign on as a sponsor or to learn more, call the Carambola Pro Shop at 778-5638.
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