MIAMI – When celebrities, like former NBA All Star Glen Rice, hit the links on April 1, they will be swinging with a greater good in mind. The annual Glen Rice Celebrity Golf Tournament raises funds for a variety of programs at Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI). “I am so proud to be a part of this fundraiser,” said Rice. “I do it because I know the work that CHI does enables children, adults, and people of all ages, to live life to their full potential. You can’t win the game if your health is suffering.”

For 45 years, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. has been providing medical care to those who would otherwise go without doctor’s visits, medication and life saving treatments. A significant percentage of CHI patients do not have the resources to pay for medical care. CHI is a neighborhood resource that offers comprehensive medical services under one roof: family medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, radiology, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, urgent care and much more.

CHI plans to break ground on the new Dr. Jacquelyn T. Hartley Children’s Crisis Center in South Dade next to its Doris Ison Health Center at 10300 SW 216th St. in Miami. The center would specialize in treating children who have been victimized by abuse and kids with psychological issues. Right now there is no such place in the South Dade area, causing some families to drive all the way to Hialeah from the Keys and Homestead.

“This is a resource that the community can no longer afford to go without,” said Brodes H. Hartley Jr., CEO and President of CHI. “The children’s crisis center is a sanctuary to heal these young fragile lives and put them on the path for success.”

The celebrity golf tournament will tee off at 1pm at Shula’s Golf Club, 7601 Miami Lakes Dr., Miami FL 33014 on April 1st. The day includes golf and an awards ceremony/dinner reception afterwards. To participate or sponsor call 305-252-4853.