Dimmitt Automotive Group was a proud sponsor of the Eighth Annual Abe Brown Legacy Golf Tournament. The annual tournament returned to Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course on Saturday, June 1. All proceeds of this tournament benefitted those who served through the programs of the Abe Brown Ministries.
This annual tournament was hosted by two-time Super Bowl champion and ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Anthony “Booger” McFarlamd. Dimmitt Automotive Group brought Cadillacs to the tournament for the delight of the golfers and attendees. The tournament included breakfast and lunch, an awards ceremony, and premium golf gifts. Dimmitt Automotive Group is proud to sponsor an event hosted by an organization that is responsible for so much positive work in the community.
“The goal of Abe Brown Ministries is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by helping offenders, ex-offenders, and their families achieve productive and fulfilling lives” as stated on their website. Established in 1976, the organization works diligently to achieve their goals and has a stable reputation in the Tampa Bay area. In the 2013-2014 fiscal year Hillsborough County was ranked the second highest in the state for inmates admitted to prison. The Abe Brown Ministries is a vital organization because of these statistics. These ex-offenders often return to the community where lived prior to their conviction.
Abe Brown Ministries is aware of this and work hard to find agencies, churches, and organizations in the community that can help these ex-offenders. These establishments help with housing, basic needs, healthcare, employment, legal assistance, education, and discipleship. Abe Brown Ministries seeks to bring a smooth transition back to the community for these ex-offenders and their families. Some other services include emergency food assistance, family reunification (which is an opportunity for children to participate in video visitation with their parents), a food pantry staffed by volunteers, and transitional living which inspires and motivates ex-offenders to commit to changing their life.
A specific service provided by Abe Brown Ministries includes crusades, which consists of traveling to prisons in the Hillsborough area to share the Word of God. Abe Brown Ministries understands the battles these inmates have encountered, and believe by helping to establish or reestablish their relationship with Christ, ABM plays an integral role in the inmates’ lives. This role attests to the relationship with the inmates, thus creating the desire for a strong and authentic transition back into the community.
The core of Abe Brown Ministries vision is Discipleship. The organization believes this is a fundamental component in continuing service to others, accountability, and spiritual growth. Abe Brown Ministries makes a difference in our community and the lives of our neighbors. This is only possible because of the generous help of others.