Dr. Cullen W. Banks, one of Alachua County's most respected and beloved obstetrician-gynecologists, practiced medicine in Gainesville for 46 years before his retirement in 1996. Dr. Banks might be best known for being the first African-American to have full practicing privileges in Alachua County - first at Alachua General in 1949, and later at North Florida Regional Medical Center, where he was a founding trustee.

In addition to his medical achievements, Dr. Banks was also responsible for the integration of all golf courses in Alachua County. For these, and other numerous, accomplishments. The Twenty Pearls Foundation Inc. is pleased to present to Dr. Bank’s legacy with its tenth Annual Charity Golf Scramble in his honor.

A portion of the proceed of the annual charity golf scramble goes to a deserving minority student at The University of Florida's College of Medicine.  Dr. Banks was honored with the named scholarship for his commitment to his patients, his dedication to medicine and his tireless work in the community. For More Information click here.