MIAMI (July 10, 2000) — The Law Firm of Colson Hicks Eidson today announced that the Lawyers Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament, presented by the Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section, raised approximately $20,000 for the Family Resource Center of South Florida.
Miami’s business and legal communities were out in force to help the center, which provides all types of family services for both parents and children in abusive situations, including substance abuse counseling, sexual abuse counseling, nutritional and parenting classes for teenage parents, a crisis nursery for infants, and temporary foster care.
“We are happy about this year’s turnout and we are grateful to all who participated,” stated Robert H. Fernandez, Member of the Board of Directors of the Family Resource Center and an associate at Colson Hicks Eidson.
This year’s tournament, sponsored by Bellsouth and held at Don Carter’s Kendall Lanes, featured four member teams that competed for trophies and door prizes. Mellon United National Bank took first place; second place was the team of Michael Shrader, P.A.; and third place honors went to the Law Firm of Adorno & Zeder.
In addition to tournament competition, there was a live DJ, raffle and auction. Items that were donated for the auction include Miami City Ballet performance tickets and batter’s box tickets for the Miami Marlins courtesy of Colson Hicks Eidson, as well as donations from several local hotels, restaurants and retailers.
“The money raised during the tournament will go straight to providing services to families in need,” added Fernandez, a key organizer of the event.
The tournament took 3 months to organize and was a team effort with contributions from by Sharon Liebman, an attorney with Bellsouth, Hollie Altman, a professional planner, and Paula Carter with Don Carter’s Kendall Lanes.