Published On: Mon, Apr 8th, 2013

Golf tournament to benefit Swain/Qualla SAFE

Swain/Qualla SAFE will hold a Benefit Golf Tournament at the Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier on Saturday, April 20.  This year, the first 20 teams will be allowed to participate in the tournament.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd , 3rd, place teams as well as closest to the pin, longest drive, hole in one and the putting contest.

A light breakfast and a lunch will be provided to all golfers and we will have drawings throughout the day for door prizes.  Registration will be at 8:00am and the shotgun start will be at 9:00am.  Cost for the tournament is $65.00 per person.  Please call and register early in order to be guaranteed to play.  Call and register your team at 488-9038. The deadline for registration will be Wednesday, April 17 at 5pm. 

Tournament play consists of four man teams with Captain’s choice.  Mulligans and red tee packages will be available at $20.00.  Business sponsorships are available for $375.00 and include a four man team in the tournament, a hole sign and a cart sign. Please specify when registering if you are interested in a business sponsorship.  Individual Hole Signs may be purchased for $100.00 and Cart signs for $25.00.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Swain/Qualla S.A.F.E, a community supported agency serving victims of domestic violence in all the communities of Swain County and the Qualla Boundary. SAFE operates a full range of crisis victim and advocacy services designed to help people reach safety and secure a peaceful life for themselves and their children. SAFE offers 24 hour Crisis Intervention, emergency shelter, legal advocacy and referrals, emotional support, planning and options counseling, children and family services and support groups.

SAFE also employs a Displaced Homemaker Coordinator who assists clients in finding employment, housing, transportation, obtaining their GED, scholarship opportunities and facilitates weekly groups for boosting self-esteem and setting personal boundaries.

If you wish to know more about the SAFE program, call 488-9038 Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm. Their crisis hotline, 488-6809, is manned 24 hours a day.

– Swain/Qualla SAFE

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