Women golfers at Vineyards Country Club support The Shelter

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The Vineyards Women’s 18 Hole Golf Association held its annual charity golf day, March 3rd 2015, to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.

At time of writing, the grand total raised was $23,040, an all-time record. In addition, a large contribution was collected for The Shelter’s food bank, and three significant corporate donations of goods were made directly to The Shelter.

Over 70 lady golfers played the Vineyards South Course, competed for prizes, and brought their generosity with them. Donations, auction bids, raffle tickets, hole sponsorships, and a food drive were all part of the fund-raising efforts.

Over 50 external (local and national) businesses and service providers, and employees of the Club, also contributed.

At luncheon following golf, Rebecca Thompson, Stewardship Manager at the Shelter, reviewed The Shelter’s activities, explaining the depth and breadth of the services they provide, from accommodations to counseling to outreach and more. The Shelter, a 501(c)3 registered charity, receives no county funding and so fund-raisers like this one form an important part of  their budget.