BATAVIA -- Chapin International is in full swing for its Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 at Terry Hills Golf Course.
Each year the company features a different organization as the event beneficiary, and this year it has chosen YWCA of Genesee County. Inc. More specifically, the proceeds will go to the its Domestic Violence & Crisis Prevention Services program.
Staff at the North Street facility not only deals with walk-in emergency cases when victims have nowhere else to turn, but help them go from crisis to calm through medical treatment, counseling, the legal system and often getting bare necessities of groceries, secure shelter
and some refuge at the nonprofit's safehouse.
"We are so grateful for companies like Chapin that recognize the tremendous need to help victims of domestic violence in this community," Executive Director Jeanne Walton said. "Our staff serves approximately 700 new people each year, and the number just keeps growing. This is a great way to bring some fun and financial help, as well as some awareness, to a worthy cause right here in Genesee County. We look forward to meeting you out on the golf course next month!"
Golf and dinner is $70 a person for a team of four or $22.50 for dinner only. There are other ways to help. Supporters may sponsor a hole for charity, donate a tournament prize or become an event sponsor.
To sign up for golf, be a sponsor or donate a prize online, go to www.chapinmfg.com.
This year’s special events include Hole in One for a chance to win a car or Harley, courtesy of Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac, Stan's Harley Davidson and Toyota of Batavia.
There will also be a putting contest with a chance to win a lounge chair courtesy of Max Pies Furniture, plus Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive prizes for best male and female.
Organizer Norm Hubbard wants to remind participants that it's not all about the game.
"It's a day for everybody to enjoy and have a good time," Hubbard said. "And to remember they are not there to win, they're there to support the charity."
For more information, call Norm Hubbard at 343-3140, ext. 3103, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Chapin International Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament
WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10
WHERE: Terry Hills Golf Course, Batavia
CALL: 343-3140, ext. 3103