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Martindale-Brightwood Community Development Corp. will host the ninth annual William “Bill” Crawford Golf Outing on July 30.

This event will honor former State Rep. Crawford — who represented the 98th district in Indiana — by fundraising for community development in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood. This includes the repair of older homes and the building of new homes throughout the community.

“It gives more visibility to the community,” said Amina Pierson, CEO and executive director at the Martindale-Brightwood CDC. “It’s one of the best ways to highlight the neighborhood to people who may not be aware.”

The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Eagle Creek Golf Club, 8802 E. 56th St.

Sponsors and participants can register for the event as an individual for $175 or as a group of up to four people for $475.

Ramon Morrison has participated in the golf outing since it was created. He said the outing helps build relationships within the community while networking and having fun with friends and co-workers.

“It’s an informal way to connect with those people and be supportive of the community,” Morrison said.

Last year the golf outing raised $20,000, and this year Martindale-Brightwood CDC has set a goal of making $50,000 from sponsorships.

Larry Wilson played golf for the first time when he participated in the Crawford Golf Outing about five years ago. Now, golfing has become a hobby, and he enjoys playing the sport while giving back to the community he grew up in.

“It’s for a good cause, and it’s for a great community,” he said.

Contact staff writer Abriana Herron at 317-924-5143. Follow her on Twitter @Abri_onyai.

For more information or to register, for the William “Bill” Crawford Golf Outing, visit mbcdc.org.

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