Sober Corps, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit dedicated to helping people through their first year of freedom from chemical addiction, held its third annual 12 Holes for 12 Steps Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Braemar Golf Course in Edina, Minn. The annual fundraising event consists of 12 holes of golf, a silent auction, a dinner, and a program, and provides funding to support the organization’s mentorship program and life-skills workshops.
Although a morning storm threatened play, the sun came out and 28 golfers enjoyed the 12-hole tournament. Sober Corps Director Stephanie Malon-Rufi said, “It turned out to be a lovely day! We are so grateful to everyone who supports our mission and sees the value in what Sober Corps does to strengthen our community. The dedication and enthusiasm displayed by our participants is so appreciated.”
Forty people attended the silent auction, dinner and program following the golf game. As with the golf portion of the day, the proceeds from the auction directly support Sober Corps’ mission. The program began with 12 seconds of silence in remembrance of Fred Myers, Sober Corps president and founder, who recently passed away, followed by several touching tributes. Malon-Rufi said, “The event offered a much needed time for those close to Fred to come together in remembrance of a great man. We were also honored to have Mike Woodley as our guest speaker this year. This is always such a fun event, and we look forward to next year.”
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