The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Lifestyles

August 27, 2013

Tourney to raise funds for child advocacy center

MORRISON, Ill. — A golf tournament has been set for Sept. 28 to raise funds for the April House Children’s Advocacy Center in Morrison.

April House is a not-for-profit organization that provides a place where a child who has been exposed to sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and serious neglect is given the chance to have his or her voice heard to stop future abuse from happening.

The center provides those children with services from someone specially trained in child development and trauma issues. The services are offered in coordination with state and local social services and law-enforcement agencies; expert testimony also is provided in criminal and civil court.

“April House is one of our most needed tools in the fight on crimes against children in Whiteside County,” Whiteside County Sheriff Kelly Wilhelmi said of the need for the center. “April House gives us a place where children feel comfortable telling their story. All we seek in law enforcement is the truth and April House is our best chance at the truth.”

The center is funded entirely by community donations and grant support. With funding greatly reduced due to federal budget cuts, the tournament is a way to help restore some of the lost funds, according to organizers.

The event, a four-person scramble tournament, will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 at Cross Creek Golf Course, 15523 Henry Road, Morrison, and is limited to 22 teams. Cost is $60 per person. The cost includes the entry fee, 18 holes of golf, half cart and lunch.

There also will be a 50/50 drawing and lucky duck auction.

Teams must be prepaid by Sept. 20. For more information, contact Wilhelmi at (815) 772-5240.

 

 

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