By Kathy L. Collins

All area golfers are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Community Roundtable B. Lee Elam Golf Tournament. This fun golf tournament, which helps support a local non-profit, will take place on Saturday, April 20 at Buchkhorn Springs Golf and Country Club located at 2721 S. Miller Rd. in Valrico. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 1 p.m.

Get a foursome together and the cost is $300 to play. Individuals can play for $100. There are also sponsorships available. Each golfer will also be treated to a delicious fried chicken lunch complete with mashed potatoes and gravy, cheese biscuits, green beans and dessert.

This year the tournament will feature a 50/50, Longest Drive Contest and raffle prizes including a 40 inch HDTV, golf bags, restaurant gift certificates and certificates good for rounds of golf. There will also be a Hole in One Contest. The winner will receive a 2013 Encore, courtesy of James Rivard Buick.

Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club recently underwent major renovations. The course is emerging as one of Eastern Hillsborough County’s premier golf courses.

Janine Nickerson, Vice President of the Community Roundtable said, “This golf tournament is a tradition that began with Lee Elam and his desire to assist local charities. The Community Roundtable is developing ideas and setting goals to better serve the greater Brandon area. One of the ways that we do this is by donating a portion of the proceeds from this event to the 2013 Non-Profit of the Year, the GFWC Brandon Service League.”

The Community Roundtable was established in 1957. It was previously known as the Presidents’ Roundtable. The primary goal of the organization is to help local charities.

The Community Roundtable is also responsible for holding many events throughout the year including the annual Honorary Mayor’s Race, the Fourth of July Parade (which is the biggest in the state of Florida), Cards For Troops, Halloween Horribles Parade and the Lighting of the Christmas Tree.

For more information on the 10th Annual Community Roundtable B. Lee Elam Golf Tournament, please visit, or email or call 661-4350.



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