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Golfers Tee Up for 2015 Benefit for Project SAVE

13th Annual Tournament Supports SCOE Program for Youth Offenders

Superintendent Gordon posing with golf team

Superintendent Gordon (second from left) with his winning foursome Gle​​n Thomas, Marc Nigel, and John Dunn.

Excellent weather and scores of enthusiastic golfers made for a winning combination at the 13th annual Project SAVE golf tournament. The 2015 tournament was held September 28 at the Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove. More than 80 golfers participated this year.

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 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. Tournament sponsors included:

Silver Level Sponsor:

  • David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools

Bronze Level Sponsors:

  • Scott Jones, Sacramento County Sheriff
  • Greg Geeting, Trustee, Sacramento County Board of Education
  • Construction & General Laborers Local Union No. 185
  • Republic Services of Sacramento
  • Reynen Bardis Communities
  • Pappas Investments

Tee Sponsors:

  • Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 447
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • Sierra Health Foundation

Hole-in-One Sponsor:

  • Project SAVE Golf Tournament Committee

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. Students from Sacramento County school districts and SCOE Community Schools may participate.

Partners included Sacramento County Probation Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, Sacramento City Police Department, Superior and Municipal Courts, community members, and all thirteen Sacramento area school districts.

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

Golfers celebrating
Staff riding in golf cart, drinking soda
Volunteers sitting at table
Golfers posing on course