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Golfers Tee Up to Benefit Project SAVE

10th Annual Tournament Supports SCOE Program that Helps Youth Offenders

Golfers putting

Great weather, a well-manicured course, and enthusiastic golfers made for a winning combination at the 10th 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 been proven to prevent and reduce youth violence and bullying behaviors.

The 2012 tournament was held Monday, October 15 at the Whitney Oaks Golf Club in Rocklin. Nearly 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 go to this year's tournament sponsors:

Gold Level Sponsor:

  • SAFE Credit Union

Silver Level Sponsor:

  • David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools

Bronze Level Sponsors:

  • Greg Geeting, President, Sacramento County Board of Education
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • United Food and Commercial Workers, UFCW 8 Golden State

Tee Sponsors:

  • Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 447
  • Construction & General Laborers, Local 185

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 participate.

Partners included Sacramento County Probation Department, 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 Project SAVE, call (916) 228-2202.

Superintendent posing with golfers