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Golfing for domestic violence protection
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Project ReNeWal, a domestic violence shelter and resource center that serves Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties, will host their annual Project ReNeWal Classic charity golf tournament on Oct. 29 at The Oaks Course in Covington. The event begins with a lunch at 11 a.m., with the tournament teeing off at 1 p.m.

The team golf tournament aims to raise money for the organization to continue providing domestic violence support and services to the community. Last year, the organization provided over 14,000 individual services, sheltered 410 people and answered over 2000 crisis calls from the tri-county area.

"We've been doing the golf tournament since 1995," said Vickie Stevenson, Executive Director of Project ReNeWal. "It's a major fundraising event."

In the past, the organization's golf tournament has been very successful at collecting donations and sponsorships for the event. However, this year, primarily due to the tight economy, the organization is struggling to meet their expectations.

"It's been quite slow. It's the economy. A lot of businesses that have donated in the past don't exist now," Stevenson said. "We have a much larger committee this year trying to get sponsors."

There are a variety of levels of business sponsorship for the tournament. A four-person team sponsorship with recognition on the scoreboard is $400 per team. Bumping up to the Gold Sponsor for $1000, adds additional recognition on the registration banner and scorecards. There are also sponsorships for $100 for a sign per hole, as well as a $50 score board sponsorship.

Project ReNeWal is a non-profit organization, and as such donations may be tax deductible.

For more information, call 770-860-9770 or email