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Annual Drive Away Domestic Violence golf tourney scheduled for June

Event featuring silent auction, 50/50 draw and more
The annual Drive Away Domestic Violence golf tournament is returning June 22. Photo supplied

The Annual Drive Away Domestic Violence golf tournament is set to take place June 22 this year.

For the fourth consecutive year, golf fans can look forward to a day on the Storey Creek Golf Course, raising funds to help women and children who have been affected by domestic violence.

“We are looking forward to another amazing day on the greens at Storey Creek Golf Club followed by dinner and a silent auction” said Diane Palmer, Public Relations and Economic Development Coordinator for the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society.

The event will feature a shotgun start at 2 p.m. There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 draw, and a delicious meal for the $170 early entry cost. After June 2 that cost increases to $190.

The CRNITS’s goal is to raise funds to continue to provide services to women, and their children, impacted by violence, abuse, homelessness, poverty, mental health challenges and/or substance misuse.

“Underfunded programs such as the Women’s Center, located in Eagle Harbour are just one of these important programs,” a release from CRNITS says.

“Women are often reluctant to escape violence and have difficulties in moving forward in their lives due to the lack of appropriate, safe, affordable housing,” Palmer said. “It is for this reason that we are working hard to provide more housing in our community with the addition of Eagle Harbour.”

CRNITS runs the Ann Elmore Transition House and Rose Harbour Transitional Housing in Campbell River. There are also safe homes in remote locations.

The Ann Elmore House is a short-term emergency shelter which provides shelter, support, food, clothing and necessities for women and children at risk of abuse or violence. They also offer detox, supportive recovery, and stabilization programs. Rose Harbour is a program which includes time-limited subsidized housing and services for clients who are impacted by homelessness, abuse, violence and/or substance misuse. The Society also offers child and youth support services, outreach services, a 24-hour telephone help line and more.

CRNITS also encompasses the Women’s Drop-in centre, providing services like crisis counselling, poverty relief items, referrals to services and more.

“It’s not too late to support this important event with sponsorship or a silent auction donation,” the release says.

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