“Hope Classic” Draws Hundreds to Nationally Ranked Golf Course to Raise Funds for Victims of Domestic Abuse

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Jersey Battered Women’s Service’s (JBWS) 13th annual “Hope Classic” held at the beautifully manicured Somerset Hills Country Club on Monday, July 23, 2012, expects to raise $150,000 to help victims of domestic violence and their families.

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13th Annual Hope Classic

Each year, a former victim of domestic violence adds special meaning to the day by sharing her personal story of survival through the help of JBWS’ services.

Jersey Battered Women’s Service’s (JBWS) 13th annual “Hope Classic” held at the beautifully manicured Somerset Hills Country Club on Monday, July 23, 2012, expects to raise $150,000 to help victims of domestic violence and their families.

“The Somerset Hills Country Club was designed by the renowned golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast and is considered one the hidden gems of the area,” explains avid golfer, JBWS board member and event co-chair Tee Golden of Goldcon, Inc. “I look forward each year to this rare opportunity to play on this challenging course, while supporting such an important cause and a terrific organization.”

The much needed funds raised will support the services of JBWS which include a 24-hour helpline, safe house, victim counseling, children’s programing, court accompaniment, vocational counseling, batterers’ intervention, community and professional education, teen dating abuse prevention and counseling services, and more. JBWS’ overall mission is the prevention of domestic violence.

Verizon Wireless is the proud lead sponsor for the “Hope Classic” for thirteenth consecutive year. “We are thankful to Verizon Wireless for their generosity and commitment and to our other key sponsors, Chubb & Son and Greenberg Traurig, LLP,” says JBWS board member and event co-chair John Gerity of Access to Care LLC.

At the end of the 18 holes, the golfers are invited to relax on the club’s large porch overlooking the golf course while enjoying a cocktail reception and BBQ style dinner. The event includes a silent auction with great prizes and an awards presentation. Each year, a former victim of domestic violence adds special meaning to the day by sharing her personal story of survival through the help of JBWS’ services. Guests who are unable to golf are invited to attend the dinner reception for $100.

Registration and luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and is followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun. Registration is available online. It is $750 for individual golfers (includes luncheon and dinner reception) and a range of sponsorships opportunities are available.

To learn more about JBWS visit http://www.jbws.org. For more information on the golf event and registration contact Carol Klug at cklug(at)jbws(dot)org or 973-267-7520 Ext. 155.

Additional information:
Jersey Battered Women's Service Inc. in Morris County, NJ is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. The services include a 24-hour hotline; counseling; safe house; transitional living; children's services; life skills education; vocational counseling; batterers' intervention; legal assistance; teen dating violence services; and professional training, education and youth prevention programs.

Contact:
Jersey Battered Women's Service (JBWS)
Regina Braham
Director of Community Relations
P.O. Box 1437, Morristown, NJ 07962
Administrative: 973-267-7520 x124
24-Hour Helpline: 973-267-4763
Fax: 973-605-5898

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