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Rising Star Annual Golf Tournament Raises $90,000 to Make College a Reality

Resident Services Incorporated (RSI) and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's Resident Advisory Board (RAB) held their 2nd Annual Rising Star Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Pine Ridge Golf Course. The charity event has raised over $90,000 for an endowment fund to send gifted and talented students from families who face financial challenges to college.

"We are extremely pleased at the success of our second annual golf tournament," said Anthony Scott, President, RSI. "It takes a village to raise a child and thanks to the support of our partners we're helping to make college dreams come true for our young people who have the desire for higher education but not the means."

All proceeds raised from the Rising Star Scholarship Golf Tournament will go directly to the endowment fund. In July, five public housing students received scholarships to help defray the cost of college.

Established in 2009, the Rising Star Scholarship Fund is a partnership between RSI and RAB. The fund provides need and merit based scholarships to students who have been accepted to higher learning institutions. The program is designed to encourage academic excellence and foster leadership potential in young people. Over the past four years, the Rising Star Scholarship Fund has awarded 31 scholarships to help college-bound youth pursue the fields of medicine, computer engineering, art, and architecture, to name a few. The 2013 graduating class of "Rising Star" graduates will be the first to enter the workforce.

RSI and RAB would like to thank all of their sponsors, including major sponsors Grant Capital Management, Adrian L. Merton Inc., Anchor Construction Corp., Kaiser Permanente, and Edgemere Consulting Corp.

Resident Services, Inc. (RSI) is a 501C3 organization designed to enhance the quality of life for public housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program residents of Baltimore City.

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