On October 14th, 2012 the Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico executed the first annual Champions for Children Golf Tournament. Buffalo Thunder’s Towa golf club hosted this tournament that brought together the community in the support of children coming out of abusive homes. “It was a perfect day for golfing and saving children,” Said Carol Merriweather after the tournament ended.
The support from the community was showcased in this event. As many as 15 local businesses contributed with sponsorship, and many individuals came out to support the cause. The big name sponsors for the even were the local Presbyterian Hospital, Lovelace Community Plan, and the Domestic Violence Unit at Nambe Pueblo, each of them contributing $1,000. “We are very thankful for the great support and the enthusiasm this group has shown for the mission of our organization.” Said Ramon Garcia Crisis Center Assistant Director.
Mika Tari, a social work student and golfer who won the longest drive for women contest and a closest to the pin contest expressed how important the programs at the crisis center are and that she will be support this event next year, and continue to impact the community positively. A special recognition was given to Cal- Metro’s Lou Baker for her unconditional support to the Crisis Center, no only for this event, but throughout the year.
The funds received from this first annual event will support programs designed to provide free services such as emergency shelter, advocacy, therapy, counseling for children coming out of abusive homes. The Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico is thankful to all the supporters and participants at this tournament for their commitment to bring stable environments to children suffering from Domestic Violence.