* DUE TO THE OUTSTANDING SUPPORT OF 72 PLAYERS, REGISTRATION IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED! START MAKING YOUR PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR! *
The 10th Annual Children's Safe Passage Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the beautiful Queen's Harbour Yacht and Country Club in Jacksoville, Florida on October 28, 2019, with a shotgun start at 8:30 am. Updates for 2019: Players will enjoy a new competition format, a new fee schedule and easy online registration!
Children’s Safe Passage was formed in 2009 in response to the heartbreaking tragedy when 7-year-old Somer Thompson was abducted and murdered at the hands of a sexual predator in Orange Park, Florida. In collaboration with Children's Safe Passage and the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, the Somer Sunshine Foundation established the Somer Sunshine Scholarship to provide access to Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention training, a highly regarded, evidence based, educational program to residents of five Northeast Florida counties: Duval, Baker, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau.
The 2019 Children's Safe Passage Charity Golf Tournament is the primary fundraising event for the Somer Sunshine Scholarship. Since the tournament began in 2010, the event has raised more than $200,000.00 to fund initiatives to prevent child sexual abuse through awareness education for adults. Details of the Somer Sunshine Scholarship can be found at the Monique Burr Foundation https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org.
“Somer's tragic murder is a stark reminder that violent sexual predators must be stopped before they harm children,” Mike Williams of AGX Freight said . “Our corporate sponsorship commitment will hopefully be joined by others to take up the cause to prevent another tragedy, and to protect children from all forms of abuse.” Mr. Williams has been the chair or co-chair of the annual fundraising tournament each year since 2010, and he will continue to serve as the tournament’s director and host.
Please join us for the 10th Annual Children’s Safe Passage Somer Sunshine Scholarship Golf Tournament to enjoy a beautiful day of golf while supporting this worthy cause. All proceeds will go to the Somer Sunshine Scholarship. Reserve your spot or purchase your sponsor package with ease by clicking the Registration button above. Registration is now open, and there are only 72 spots available, so don't delay and miss this great day!
The Somer Thompson Foundation was formed in March 2010 after the abduction and murder of 7 year old Somer Thompson. The Foundation is dedicated to providing education, resources, and help to victims of crimes against children. Grants will be given to victims’ families to help with financial hardships that come in the aftermath and horror that a child abduction brings. This financial assistance was desperately needed both during and after the search for Somer and allowed the family to find their daughter without the distraction of worrying about where the funds would come from to pay the bills. This allowed Diena to focus solely on getting her daughter back.
The Somer Thompson Foundation seeks to alleviate the concerns of a parent who finds themselves facing the tragedy of finding a missing child.
On October 19, 2009, Diena Thompson and her family experienced the worst nightmare ever parent fears. Diena has shown that through her courageous spirit and strength that she is now the voice of her beloved daughter Somer. With the spirit and in memory of her daughter she is committed to helping other families and giving advice on the grass-roots level that is so vital in the aftermath of a child abduction. She is a true pioneer in her quest to change legislation to include a newly added Endangered Child Alert in the event that an Amber Alert cannot be immediately issued. She wants to involve the community beforehand by providing education and strategic planning in order to improve the existing AMBER Alert Systems to encompass SILVER Alerts.
We live in a world that is changing exponentially with the advances in technology. The Internet has changes how we all live and react to situations. The Somer Thompson Foundation will work with top specialists in website development tools and software to help our community pull together strategic assets to provide a unified and faster response during a crisis. The Foundation website will be a real-time online mechanism and vast information resource to help when a child is missing. We will be more prepared and will need everyone’s help and participation to achieve higher standards in our community and protect our children by providing them with a safer world in which to live for generations to come.
For more information, and to donate directly, please visit https://www.mbfpreventioneducation.org/why-use-our-programs/prevent360/
Thank you so much!
|07:30 AM||Registration / Breakfast / Warm-Up||QUEEN'S HARBOUR YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB 1131 Queens Harbour Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32225|
|08:30 AM||Shotgun Start|
|12:30 PM||Lunch and Awards Ceremony|
1131 Queens Harbor Blvd
, Jacksonville, Florida, United States