Randy Rankin Classic

Randy Rankin – April 7-8, 2017, Palm Aire Country Club

Each year, our branch hosts a Scholarship Sports Classic, now named after one of our deceased members, Randy Rankin, which is the major fundraising event for our Manasota ASALH Scholarship Program. In the morning, participants compete in golf and tennis tournaments and play and compete in card games; at the afternoon luncheon, participants receive trophies and enjoy each others company.

 

Tee Ad and Corporate Sponsors Needed

The Randy Rankin Classic is a major fundraising event for our Manasota ASALH Scholarship Program. We need your sponsorship to help continue our success. Tee Ad sponsors are needed and Corporate Sponsorships are available at many different levels. Thank you for helping.



 

Randy Rankin – April 9, 2016, Palm Aire Country Club

Each year, our branch hosts a Scholarship Sports Classic, now named after one of our deceased members, Randy Rankin, which is the major fundraising event for our Manasota ASALH Scholarship Program. In the morning, participants compete in golf and tennis tournaments and play and compete in card games; at the afternoon luncheon, participants receive trophies and enjoy each others company.

 

Randy Rankin 2016 Chairpersons, Dr. and Mrs. Donald and Doris Johnson coordinated a highly successful and well-attended Scholarship Classic. Twenty-two players enjoyed tennis on Friday, April 8th. On Saturday, April 9th, players included eighty-five golfers, thirty-two Bridge players, twenty Bid Whist players, and twenty Mah Jongg players. The closing luncheon was attended by two-hundred ten members and friends, who enjoyed a lovely lunch along with the presentation of trophies to winning teams. The success of the Randy Rankin classic was celebrated at the last meeting of Manasota ASALH on Friday, May 27, 2016 when President Mark Jackson presented scholarships to 14 graduating seniors from area schools.

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HISTORY OF MANAOTA ASALH’S RANDY RANKIN SPORTS CLASSIC

In April of 2000, Manasota ASALH sponsored its first Scholarship Sports Classic at the Rosedale Country Club, with the purpose of raising funds for scholarship awards to local high school graduates. The event was dedicated to, and later named after, Randy Rankin – a retired educator and member who had died earlier that year. The Randy Rankin Scholarship Classic was later moved to the Palm Aire Country Club to accommodate the growing participation at the event. Since its inception in 2000, and including 2014 event results, the program has enabled Manasota ASALH to award over $250,000 in scholarships to local African American students entering their freshman year of college.

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