Ideal weather, a well-manicured course, and enthusiastic golfers made for a winning combination at the 9th annual Project SAVE golf tournament.
Project SAVE (Safe Alternatives and Violence Education) is a program dedicated to aiding young first-time offenders that is operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). The annual golf tournament fundraiser is the main source of funding for this model community project that has proven to prevent and reduce youth violence and bullying behaviors.
The 2011 tournament was held at the Catta Verdera Country Club, in Lincoln. One hundred golfers participated this year.
SCOE would like to thank the Project SAVE Golf Tournament Steering Committee Members, the Sacramento County Office of Education's Prevention and Student Services Department, the Project SAVE Advisory Committee, and all of the volunteers for their support. Special thanks also goes to this year's tournament sponsors:
Gold Level Sponsor:
- American Recovery Service, Patrick K. Willis Co., Inc.
Silver Level Sponsors:
- Arthur and Mary Diaz
- Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447
- David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools
Bronze Level Sponsors:
- Cement Masons Local 400
- Northern California Construction Training
- Greg Geeting, Trustee, Sacramento County Board of Education
- Construction & General Laborers Local #185
- Beach & O'Neill Insurance
- Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
Project SAVE is a program for adolescent first-time offenders, ages 10 to 17, who have been involved in violence or weapons possession on or near a school campus. The program offers alternatives for the less sophisticated offender who acts without thinking or in response to peer pressure, and who is not yet intimately involved in the juvenile justice system. Those eligible to participate are Sacramento County students and their parents/guardians. All Sacramento County school districts and SCOE Community Schools may also participate.
Collaborative partners include Sacramento County Probation Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, Sacramento City Police Department, Superior and Municipal Courts, Sacramento County School Districts, community members, and the thirteen Sacramento-area school districts.
For more information about the Project SAVE golf tournament, call (916) 228-2201.