Every year in Sacramento County hundreds of students are expelled from school because of involvement in on-campus violence. Many of these instances of violence involve weapons. In order for these students to be readmitted to their schools, especially in cases reaching the court system, they must successfully complete a sanctioned violence prevention program. Project SAVE (Safe Alternatives and Violence Education) is one such program. It is a program that needs the public's help and support.
The 7th Annual Project SAVE Golf Tournament is scheduled for October 12, 2009, at the Sunset Whitney Country Club in Rocklin, California. This is a best ball tournament with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. This annual fundraiser is the main source of funding for this model community project that has been proven to prevent and reduce youth violence and bullying behaviors. The program has a 98% success rate, meaning 98% of participants do not commit another offense.
Entry fees for the golf tournament are $110 per person or $440 for a foursome. Tournament host, contest sponsor, and individual hole sponsor opportunities are also available. Participation also includes breakfast, snacks, and an awards banquet luncheon. Golfers receive a commemorative T-shirt and a golfer survival kit. Participants also have the opportunity to win fun prizes!
For more information about the October 12 golf tournament or to find out about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, call (916) 228-2201.
Project SAVE is a collaborative project involving the County Probation Department, County Sheriff's Office, Sacramento City Police Department, Superior and Municipal Courts, Sacramento County School Districts and community members, and is coordinated by the Prevention and Student Services division of the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE).
The mission of Project SAVE is to reduce youth violence and weapons possession through strong partnerships with local agencies. The mission emphasizes that weapons possession and violent behavior are unacceptable, especially on school grounds. Since 1998, Project SAVE has served more than 1,800 young people and their families.