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Golfers Tee Up For 2014 Benefit for Project SAVE

Tournament Supports SCOE Program That Helps Youth Offenders

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Excellent weather, a well-manicured course, and dozens of enthusiastic golfers made for a winning combination at the 12th Annual Project SAVE Golf Tournament fundraiser. The event was held on October 20 at the Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove with nearly 75 golfers participating.

Project SAVE (Safe Alternatives and Violence Education) is a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) program dedicated to aiding young, first-time offenders. The annual golf fundraiser is the main source of funding for this model community project that has proven to prevent and reduce youth violence and bullying behaviors.

This year's fundraiser was a success thanks to the support of the Project SAVE Golf Tournament Steering Committee, SCOE's Prevention and Student Services Department, the Project SAVE Advisory Committee, and many volunteers. Partners included the Sacramento County Probation Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, Sacramento City Police Department, Superior and Municipal Courts, community members, and all thirteen Sacramento County school districts.

Tournament Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

  • David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools

Bronze Level Sponsors

  • Greg Geeting, Sacramento County Board of Education Trustee
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • Sierra Health Foundation

Tee Sponsors

  • Cement Masons Local 400
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 447
  • Phil Serna, Sacramento County Supervisor, District 1
  • Roberta MacGlashan, Sacramento County Supervisor, District 4

Hole in One Sponsor

  • Kathleen's World of Travel


Project SAVE serves 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 less sophisticated offenders who act without thinking or as a result of peer pressure—those who are not yet intimately involved in the juvenile justice system. Students from Sacramento County school districts and SCOE Community Schools are eligible for the program.

For more information about Project SAVE, contact Director Cheryl Raney: (916) 228-2201.

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