The inaugural Safe Places Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia on May 20 was a huge success, raising more than $100,000 for the Safe Places program to provide direct client support.
CEO Bryan Krizek noted that the funds raised by the golf tournament are “unrestricted,” meaning unlike funding Safe Places receives from governmental entities which stipulates what the money must be used for, the proceeds from the golf tournament will be used a myriad of ways to assist Safe Places clients on their road to self-sufficiency.
For example, Safe Places Director of Supportive Housing Amanda Moyer said occasionally every client is going to have some type of minor emergency, such as an unexpected necessary car repair which requires only a few hundred dollars to fix, and without a car to get to work, the client could lose their job.
Another purpose for the funding could be to pay for child care when the client must go to court to testify against their abuser or when seeking a divorce so they don’t have to take their young child to court and witness the proceedings, Moyer said.
Event Chair Robert Hisel, Jr. thanked all those for participating noting that Safe Places provided 23,213 safe bed nights to 102 women and children in 2015 alone.
“Your support of this event will enable us to expand our reach and provide critically needed support to so many victims,” Hisel said.
Safe Places would like to thank major sponsors of the Golf Classic: Platinum Sponsor, Dennis Mahafkey, Keller Williams Realty; Gold Sponsors, Sisk & Marvel Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, BB&T Bank, and Blue Marble Realty; and Silver Sponsors, CLA, Clear One Advantage, Crest Insurance, Rees Broome, PC, and Stitely & Karstetter, LLC.