Annapolis, Md. – Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (AACCASA) hosted its 16th annual golf tournament on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Eisenhower Golf Course. The event raised a total of $42,052 to help the organization recruit and train adults to serve as CASA Volunteers – community members who provide voices for abused and neglected children in the courtroom.
“We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who were instrumental in ensuring that Tee Up for a Child was a huge success,” commented Rebecca Tingle, Executive Director for AACCASA, Inc. “Response to the tournament was overwhelmingly positive this year – so much so that we had to turn some golfers away!”
Tee Up for a Child was a fun-filled day inclusive of 18 holes of golf on Eisenhower’s more than 220 acres of splendidly wooded landscape. Participants enjoyed lunch provided by Sardi’s Catering, a silent auction & raffle, on-course contests, and a million-dollar hole-in-one shoot out. Planned and implemented by the organization’s board of directors and community leaders, the golf tournament was part of the organization’s annual campaign to raise funds to ensure that every child in foster care has a dedicated CASA volunteer by their side – one child at a time, one life at a time, one future at a time.
Top sponsors for the event included First National Bank, American Bus, Bob & Carol Kendrick, & The Greene Turtle. Other sponsors included Lincoln of Annapolis, IronMark, Associated Building Maintenance Co., Inc., The Jaklitsch Law Group, Friends Foundation, Severn Savings Bank, and Bank of Glen Burnie, to name a few. Event photography was provided by KRR Photography, LTD.
“It is with the continued support of First National Bank, our Presenting Sponsor, along with the generosity of our numerous corporate sponsors, individual golfers, and donors, that we are able to serve the most vulnerable children in our community,” commented said Tingle.
Reservations for the 17th Annual Tee Up for a Child Golf Tournament have been made for Thursday, May 4th at the Eisenhower Golf Course. Those interested in learning more about how to get involved with the event are urged to contact Rebecca Tingle at Rebecca@aacasa.org or 410-267-7877 x.6.
About AACCASA, Inc.
Since 1997, Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. (AACCASA) has advocated for abused and neglected children who are involved in juvenile court proceeding through no fault of their own. The nonprofit achieves this mission through the dedicated work of volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), who provide unwavering support for children to ensure their undeniable right to sage, stable and permanent homes. AACCASA has served more than 593 children since its inception and has served 129 children this fiscal year who are under court protection in the county.