Take a swing Golf tour­na­ment raises funds to end the cy­cle of fam­ily vi­o­lence

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Grab your golf clubs for an event that will ben­e­fit fam­i­lies.

The Cen­ter for Fam­ily Ser­vices’ ninth an­nual “Golf Tour­na­ment” is set for June 18-19 at Old Marsh Golf Club, 7500 Old Marsh Road in Palm Beach Gar­dens.

The event will kick­off with a cock­tail re­cep­tion and si­lent auc­tion June 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fes­tiv­i­ties will con­tinue June 19 with an 8:30 a.m. shot­gun start.

Pro­ceeds from the two-day event will di­rectly sup­port the cen­ter’s SAFE Kids Pro­gram, which helps more than 350 kids an­nu­ally. The SAFE Kids pro­gram spe­cial­izes in treat­ing vic­tims of var­i­ous forms of abuse and/or vi­o­lence. It is the only of­fi­cial sex­ual abuse treat­ment provider in Palm Beach County rec­og­nized by the Florida Depart­ment of Health.

“It is be­cause of the sup­port of the many spon­sors and sup­port­ers of this tour­na­ment that we are able to pro­vide this vi­tal pro­gram to chil­dren and teens in need through SAFE,” said Dr. Ted Greer, CEO of the Cen­ter for Fam­ily Ser­vices.

The an­nual golf tour­na­ment is co-chaired by Gary Pohrer, Bill McKer­nan and Daniel Ka­han. Hon­orary chairs are Larry Sil­ver­stein and Glo­ria Her­man. Com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude Carol Dixon, Bar­bara Gil­bert, Billy Hunger­ford, PJ Layng, Meg O’Grady and ChungWong.

The en­try fee for the tour­na­ment is $395 per player or $1,500 per four­some. The cock­tail re­cep­tion is $25 for those not par­tic­i­pat­ing in the tour­na­ment.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Stan­ton Colle­mer at scolle­mer@ctr­fam.org or 561-616-1257.

The Cen­ter for Fam­ily Ser­vices is a non­profit so­cial ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion with the goal to end the gen­er­a­tional cy­cle of fam­ily vi­o­lence, pro­tect­ing the child and strength­en­ing the fam­ily. The or­ga­ni­za­tion’s wide range of ser­vices in­clude an emer­gency home­less shel­ter for fam­i­lies with chil­dren; Em­ployee As­sis­tance Pro­gram; In­di­vid­ual and Fam­ily Coun­sel­ing; a re­cov­ery pro­gram for sub­stance and al­co­hol abuse; and a home-based Fam­ily Ther­apy pro­gram. The agency also op­er­ates two home-based early ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams: Home Im­prove­ment for Par­ents of Preschool Young­sters (HIPPY) and Pre­na­tal Plus Pro­gram.

For in­for­ma­tion, visit www.ctr­fam.org

Billy Hunger­ford, left, Bill McKer­nan, PJ Layng, Larry Sil­ver­stein, Glo­ria Her­man and ChungWong

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