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Charity golf tournament raises $63K to prevent child abuse

The Child Abuse Prevention Center annual fundraiser was held at the El Niguel Country Club

by Scott McCourtneyPublished: September 11, 2012 10:30 AM

The El Niguel Country Club hosted last month’s 11th Annual Charity Golf Classic benefiting the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, which raised a total of $63,000 for the nonprofit organization. A turnout of almost 150 businesses participated to lend support to one of Orange Country’s leading nonprofit organizations to help prevent child abuse. Golfers were greeted at the tournament by Prevention Center staff and volunteers distributing gift bags.

The Child Abuse Prevention Center is dedicated to serving at-risk children and families in crisis. The organization focuses exclusively on the prevention of child abuse and creates early intervention programs to prevent child abuse before it occurs.

“We cannot express how much we appreciate the support of all the sponsors, volunteers and attendees,” said Child Abuse Prevention Board Member and event co-chair Jeff Shepard, who was joined in the sentiment by board member Ed Inal, who also co-chaired the event. “The funding raised at events such as this is crucial to the continued success of our prevention, parenting program, and mental health programs. The participation of everyone in attendance at this year’s [tournament] will help ensure that none of our programs are cut from children and families who desperately need them.”

Among the many great sponsors that were involved, Leisure Society provided shirts and American Technologies gave out golf balls. The Don Dibson group from American Technologies won the 18-hole tournament; group members consisted of Gary Shierson, Yoshihro, and Fedderson with a combined 52 for a -20. Other events included putting, chipping, men’s and women’s longest drive, straightest drive, sweet spot challenge contest and the “closest to the pin” which David Herman won at 5’1”.

After finishing their round and challenges, golfers enjoyed bidding on a wide variety of items at the silent auction, a nice dinner and listening to an inspiring story by a client whose child’s life was changed by the Prevention Center.

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