Marbella Country Club plays host to inspirational event benefitting Laura’s House
LADERA RANCH, Calif., August 14, 2014 – Laura’s House, a leading nonprofit dedicated to providing domestic violence education, prevention, shelter and counseling services to empower individuals and families affected by abuse, recently hosted its second annual HOPE Tournament: Building Brighter Futures for Families Affected by Domestic Violence. The August 11 charity golf event at picturesque Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano andsponsored by South County Maserati of Mission Viejo, raised more than $40,000 this year – critical funds to benefit Laura’s House Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Programs; the 24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline; Legal Support Services; and Counseling and Community Education Programs.
“Annual events like our HOPE golf tournament have such a large impact on our ability to provide domestic violence services to the 250,000 men, women and children that have reported domestic abuse in Orange County this year,” said Margaret Bayston, CEO and Executive Director, Laura’s House. “We reached our goal of doubling last year’s funds raised and could not have done it without our many tireless board members, sponsors and supporters.”
After completing their round on Marbella Country Club’s championship course, golfers gathered for an inspirational reception, which included dinner, an awards ceremony, moving speeches and live and silent auctions benefitting Laura’s House. Speaker and committee chair Matt West of 1st Enterprise Bank recognized Laura’s House efforts and highlighted the need for its services. Other committee members in attendance included: Patrick Lustig, Operating Partner of South County Maserati, John Medler, Mike Zalke of Sierra Sales, Monica Timpe-Godfrey of Timpe Group/Morgan Stanley, and Dawn McKahan and Cecilia Shedarowich of Creative Package McKahan.
Sponsors for The HOPE Tournament were South County Maserati (Silver Sponsor), Orange County Airstream (Bronze Sponsor), 1st Enterprise Bank (Bronze Sponsor), California United Bank (Bronze Sponsor), FinishMaster (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), South County Lubricants (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), The Timpe Group Morgan Stanley (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Adoption Network Law Center (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), REHIA Insurance Agency, Inc. (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Shaw & Sons (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Danny’s Detail (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Hittelman Law Group (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Active Captive Management LLC (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Integrated Project Services (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), AutoTrader (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Lutzky Associates Development (Hole Sponsor), Canterbury Consulting (Hole Sponsor), Chase Thomas Custom Clothing (Hole Sponsor), The Rand Group, Morgan Stanley (Hole Sponsor), Garnett-Powers & Associates (Tee Sponsor), Wolin Design Group (Tee Sponsor), The McDowell School (Tee Sponsor), Schiefer Media (Tee Sponsor), and Friedmann & Friedmann Insurance Services, Inc. (Underwriter for hole-in-one contest).
About Laura’s House
The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.
In 2014, Laura’s House celebrates its 20th anniversary serving those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. For the past two decades, Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,000 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 45,000 people. Connect with Laura’s House on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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