Golf tournament to benefit survivor of Bloomingdale Library attack

Valrico, Florida – The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association is recruiting players for its Spring Classic Golf Tournament.  Proceeds support continued therapy for the young Riverview woman who survived an attack at the Bloomingdale Regional Public Library in 2008.

The young woman, then 18, had driven up to the library book drop after hours when she was dragged from her car, raped and beaten. Last year, Kendrick Morris of Clair Mel City was convicted of that crime and another rape, receiving a sentence of 65 years in prison.

His Bloomingdale victim was left with brain damage that took her vision and keeps her from walking, talking, or eating without a feeding tube. Proceeds from the tournament will help pay for intensive therapy and rehabilitation programs that Medicaid and other insurance do not cover.

The tournament starts at 1 p.m. on April 14 at the Bloomingdale Golfer’s Club, 4113 Great Golfers Place. The cost is $80 per player or $300 for a foursome, which includes a round of golf for each player. Dinner will be served at the end of the day for all players at the club’s Legends Grill.

144 players may register, before the April 7 deadline.

For information, call association board member Jane Lee at (813) 477-7120 or email Donations are tax-deductible. Checks may be mailed to the association at P.O. Box 7221, Brandon, FL 33508.

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