In one of the few all-women golf tournaments in the state, more than 100 golfers hit the links last week to show their support for domestic violence survivors and the programs that assist them. Together, golfers and sponsors brought in $33,000 during the event. Proceeds will be divided evenly between Community Renewal Team and Interval House programs that aim to prevent domestic violence and assist survivors.
Interestingly, the tournament happened to be played on the same day that the 2014 Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee report made a series of recommendations to strengthen communication among agencies that come into contact with victims. This year alone saw 10 deaths caused by the hands of an intimate partner.
CRT President and Chief Executive Officer Lena Rodriguez called the statistics staggering as she stated that across the country three women are killed each day.
“Events like this allow us to raise awareness along with critical funds that allow us and Interval House to keep doors open to women who come to us when they face a crisis,” she said. “’Tee Off’ also provides a great opportunity for women to help other women. And when that happens -when we support each other – great things happen.”
Among the Latina golfers…