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Tee off and fight family violence

Golfers can help fight family violence by spending an afternoon on the golf course.

The annual SEMO Family Violence Council Golf Tournament will take place Friday at Crown Pointe Golf Club, 4215 Hunt Road, Farmington. Tee off is at 1 p.m.

Proceeds go to the nonprofit organization’s domestic violence shelter and other projects to end family violence.

Cost for teams of four is $300, which covers green fees for the 18-hole course, golf cart, refreshments on the course, dinner and a chance for prizes. Teams will receive recognition in the tournament program and post-event coverage.

For an additional $200, teams also will receive a half-page advertisement in the tournament program, hole sponsorship for the hole of choice and business name or logo featured in coverage before and after the tournament.

Cost to sponsor a hole is $100, which includes having the business’ name on the hole, recognition in the tournament program and post-event coverage.

All three donations qualify for the Missouri Tax Credit Program. Applications for tax credit will be provided upon receipt of payment.

Patrons of SEMO Family Violence Center donate at least $50. That money will be used to cover expenses for the event.

This year’s event includes a poker run. The game, a five-card draw, costs $20 per person to play. Throughout the day, players will draw a card on Par 3 holes. Whoever has the best hand at the end of the tournament will win a lottery tree that holds $100 of lottery tickets.

Prizes also will be awarded for first through third places for each flight, the longest drive (men and ladies), longest putt (ladies and men) and hole-in-one on Par 3.

To enter, contact the SEMO Family Violence Council at P.O. Box 456, Bonne Terre, 63628; 573-358-3913 or (fax) 573-358-7786; or e-mail a

Among the SEMO Family Violence efforts are residential services to more than 400 women and children each year at its shelter; the handling of more than 800 crisis calls each year; weekly support groups, parenting classes and life skill groups; case management and outreach services to more than 200 families per year; more than 6,000 nights of shelter annually and continuing prevention education to the community.

Paula Barr is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 172 or at


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