Building Better Lives®

Kids Central, Inc. is the nonprofit organization serving Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties. The agency develops and manages a comprehensive, community-based system of care for abused, neglected and abandoned children and their families. Kids Central is committed to promoting the welfare of expectant mothers, babies, children and young adults through prevention services, in-home care, foster care, and adoption.

Tee Off Header 2015

Kids Central’s 7th Annual Tee Off for Kids® Golf Tournament is spectacular golfing experience that raises money for children and families in crisis. Kids Central is excited to announce some key changes to the Tee Off for Kids Golf Tournament. For the first time, the tournament will be held on November 9, 2015 at the Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, home to an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ron Garl and the LPGA Coates Championship. This majestic course incorporates eight masterfully recreated tribute holes from some of the world’s finest courses including Augusta, Royal Troon, Baltusrol, Muirfield and St. Andrews. Competitors will play a scramble format with beverages included in between rounds. In an interest to accommodate our players’ busy schedules and hectic Mondays, the tournament will start with registration at 7:30 am, tee off at 9am, and closing with an awards ceremony. As an added bonus, each player in our winning foursome will receive one of four Caribbean resort vacations! Register your foursome today!

CEP Excellence AwardThe Not-for-Profit of the Year Award recognizes a nonprofit organization in Marion County that has a significant impact on the well-being of our community over the past year. An Award of Excellence will be issued to a 501(c) organization that demonstrates meaningful achievement, community involvement, innovative business approaches and unique programs and services provided. In addition, the organization must keep administrative costs down while investing in employees, services, and programs. The nominees will be recognized at the 2015 Awards of Excellence exCEPtional mornings breakfast on October 21, 2015.

Florida Sterling Council and Governor Scott Recognizes Kids Central with Governor’s Sterling Award

May 2015 – Kids Central was named one of seven Governor’s Sterling Award 2015-5-11_Sterling_2015_Recipient_Logowinners. The prestigious Governor’s Sterling Award will be bestowed at the 2015 Governor’s Sterling Award Banquet at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes on Friday, June 5, 2015. Read the full story.









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