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 help and support.
The 13th Annual Project SAVE Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2015 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. The tournament needs sponsors and golfers, and is also seeking door prize donations which will benefit the program.
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, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, and the 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 2,600 young people in Sacramento County and nine out of ten participants remain violence-free after participating in the program.
Entry fees for the September 28 golf tournament are $150 per person or $600 for a foursome. Tournament host, contest sponsor and individual hole sponsor opportunities are also available. 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.