RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (January 30, 2019)
Inner City Youth Golfers Inc., (ICYG) honored Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) Interim Executive Director, Scott Evans with the 2018 Community Giants Award on Saturday, December 1st. The awards ceremony took place at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriot, located at 4000 RCA Blvd from 5:30-10:30pm. The event fostered an impactful evening honoring Palm Beach County leaders that have directly impacted their communities in partnership with the organization. ICYG recognizes a community giant as a person of exceptional ability, importance and reputation. They have a goal to make some of our inner cities better places to live, work, shop, and enjoy life a little bit better through the sport of golf.
As a leader, Evans has been heavily involved in the implementation of improvement initiatives and community impact programs within the City of Riviera Beach. “Scott is a transformative leader who provides his subordinates complete latitude to execute their assigned projects. He motivates our team to face challenges and think beyond the impossible, which has resulted in the completion and success of many initiatives”, said Andre Lewis, Project Manager, RBCRA.
For many years golf has been economically important within Palm Beach County. ICYG recognized Evans as a Community Giant due to his involvement and contributions to the future of our children being able to enjoy this great sport. “Scott Evans has quietly labored for the citizens of Riviera Beach for many years, starting in its City Planning Department. It was with great pleasure that I, as Founder of ICYG, bestowed the ‘2018 Community Giant Award’ to him which read ‘A dedicated bridge builder with a vision and a plan to make Riviera Beach, FL The Best Waterfront City to Live, Work, and Play in the United States of America on December 1, 2018,” said Malachi Knowles, President and Founder of ICYG.
Many parents within the community’s livelihoods have and continue to depend on the sport as involvement often leads to future scholarships for their children.