Format: Four Person Team Scramble | 10:30 a.m. Registration | 12:30 p.m. Tee Off | 5:30 p.m. Awards Reception and Dinner
One issue that continues to touch every neighborhood and family is mental illness among our youth. In Florida, there are 181,000 children living with serious mental illnesses, and fifty-five percent of children in need of mental health treatment do not have access to services.
For this reason, CHI’s newest venture involves building the first-ever comprehensive Children’s Crisis Center (CCC) in southern Miami-Dade County. The 11,400-square-foot in-patient 24-hour facility will be a haven for children suffering from mental illness. A caring team of board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, counselors and mental health clinicians will be ready to diagnose and treat a variety of emotional and behavioral problems. The goal is to provide full-service mental health care for children up to 17 years of age, regardless of their ability to pay. After breaking ground in May of 2020, the CCC is scheduled to open in early 2022. Construction has already begun at its location.
As a celebrity ambassador of Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI), retired basketball player Glen Rice has made it his mission to spread awareness about the impact CHI is making in our community. Rice is a three-time NBA All-Star and made 1,559 three-point field goals during his 15-year career. Rice won both an NCAA championship and NBA championship during his collegiate and professional career while playing for the Miami Heat (1989-1995), Charlotte Hornets (1995-1998), LA Lakers (1998-2000), New York Knicks (2000), Houston Rockets (2000-2003), and LA Clippers (2003-2004). In recent years, Rice has proven himself as a business owner and promoter through his company G-Force Fights, based in Miami, Florida.