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Golfers and Sponsors Needed for 2014 Tournament Supporting At-Risk Youth

Project SAVE Proven to Reduce Youth Violence

Project SAVE Golf Tournament logotype

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 and it needs the public's support.

The 12th Annual Project SAVE Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014 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 Project SAVE, a model community project that has prevented and reduced youth violence and bullying behaviors. The tournament needs golfers, sponsors, and volunteers.

The mission of Project SAVE is to reduce youth violence and weapons possession through strong partnerships with local agencies. Project SAVE is operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) in collaboration with Sacramento County Probation, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and Sacramento Police Department. The program emphasizes that weapons possession and violent behavior are unacceptable and teaches young people skills for managing anger and making positive decisions. Since 1998, Project SAVE has served more than 2,500 young people in Sacramento County. Ninety-percent of participants remain violence-free after participating in the program.

Entry fees for the tournament are $150 per person or $600 for a foursome. Tournament host, contest sponsor, and individual hole sponsor opportunities are 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, email or phone Cheryl Raney: (916) 228-2201.