Wednesday, June 10, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Robert Blount, President
Abe Brown Ministries, Inc.(813) 247-3285 Ext. 203


Teams Strong Tower and McFarland Take the Trophies

Tampa, Florida (June 10, 2015) – The 4th Annual Abe Brown Legacy Golf Tournament is in the books. Abe Brown Ministries (ABM) continues its quest to celebrate the life and legacy of its Founder, Rev. Abraham Brown. This year’s tournament included new sponsors; The Brink Foundation and Glory Days Grill in addition to repeat sponsors First Baptist Church of College Hill, SunState International, Publix Supermarket Charities, Strong Tower Insurance, Digital Lightbridge, and Dimmitt Automotive Group. Proceeds from this event fund the much needed services provided to children and families that are broken as a result of incarceration.

During the awards presentation, Booger McFarland shared that, “I have an uncle who was released one day and rearrested the next because prison had become his way of life. Abe Brown Ministries affords people a second chance and works with them to redeem their lives which is why my wife and I believe in the work that is being done here.” Just a few minutes later, McFarland’s team was presented the 1st Place Net trophies and gifts with a net score of 53.6. Booger was joined on his team by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cory Ivy and Mark Jones, and retired professional boxer Winky Wright. The 1st Place Gross tournament winner was Team Strong Tower which included golf pro Jim Dent, Billy Burns, Pierre Monroe, and Reginald Franklin.

Winning the Dimmitt Cadillac Cup Closest-to-the-Pin and Longest Drive contest were Ryan Teneyck and Vasti Amaro respectively. Click here to view the winners of the tournament.

“The Brown Family and Abe Brown Ministries are thankful to Booger and Tammy McFarland and each of our tournament sponsors for partnering with us to make our annual tournament a success,” says Robert Blount, President of Abe Brown Ministries. “Our goal is to attract even more sponsorship and participation in this event that translates to more education and awareness on this challenging work of reentry and prayerfully more operational funds to redeem more lives.” When asked about the new website, Blount also shared that he hopes the newly launched website will be more informative, user-friendly, and more representative of the comprehensive value that ABM contributes to the community. “It’s like the transformation that has taken place at Tampa International Airport. You hope to drive more traffic to the sight and hope that people visit again and again.”

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About Abe Brown Ministries, Inc.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Abe Brown Ministries’ mission is to compassionately train offenders and ex-offenders to live productive and fulfilling lives. To learn more about Abe Brown Ministries, visit .