Golfers and sponsors are needed to help support a program proven to reduce youth violence.
Every year in Sacramento County, hundreds of students are expelled from school because of involvement in on-campus violence. 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.
The mission of Project SAVE, operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), 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 2,500 young people in Sacramento County. Nine out of ten participants remain violence-free after participating in the program.
The 11th Annual Project SAVE Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Valley Hi Country Club, in Elk Grove. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. and the "shotgun" start will begin at 9 a.m. 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.
Entry fees for the September 23, 2013 golf tournament are $150 per person or $600 for a foursome. Tournament host, contest sponsor and individual hole sponsor opportunities are also available. Project SAVE is also seeking door prize donations to benefit the program. A short luncheon will be provided at the conclusion of the tournament. For more information about the Project SAVE golf tournament, or to find out about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, call (916) 228-2201.