Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tee it up for a cause

Golf tournament at Valley Club benefits The Advocates


By MATT FURBER
Express Staff Writer

From left to right, Kathleen Slette, Sergeant Pepper, Mary Gibson, Event Chair Joanne Wetherell, Janet Hale, and Jackie Damerel enjoy the 2009 tournament, in Twin Falls. Photo by

The Valley Club is helping to host this year's round of golf to support The Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, a nonprofit organization based in Hailey that offers a variety of services. The organizers of the event are encouraging any golfers to "Chip-In" for The Advocates, Saturday, May 22, at the club north of Hailey.

"This is a special opportunity to play 18 holes of championship golf at The Valley Club ... while supporting hundreds of local women and children who rely on The Advocates to help them leave violent relationships behind and rebuild their lives," said Tournament Chair and Advocates board member Joanne Wetherell.

The Advocates has a free 24-hour hotline and an outreach program in schools and throughout the community to help counter domestic violence and help mothers and children who are victims to regain their lives. The Advocates can be reached through their website, www.theadvocates-aplacetogo.org.

The event starts with 10 a.m. tee times. The cost is $150 per person; sign up as an individual or with a foursome.

To sign up, contact Wetherell at 720-0916 or jojow@cox.net); Janet Cantor at 720-0849 or jcantor1@mindspring.com); Rick Davis at 727-7728 or rdavis@sunvalleytitle.com. People can download registration forms at www.theadvocates-aplacetogo.org

Players receive:

· 18 holes with cart and driving-range balls.

· Special player gifts and prizes.

· Box lunch and beverages.

· Post-tournament awards party.

· Prizes for the first, second and third team low gross, low net.

· Men's and women's closest-to-the-pin and long-drive prizes.




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