JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (May 11, 2011) – The 2011 Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Chautauqua County (DSACC) announced plans for their annual golf classic with proceeds to benefit the county’s Child Advocacy Program (CAP). The joint effort will continue to provide funding to benefit children who have been victimized in Chautauqua County.
The 11th annual Deputy Sheriff’s Golf Classic will be held on August 26 at the Maple Hurst Country Club in Lakewood, New York.
The DSACC holds their golf tournament annually to raise money for various charities across the county. The organization has donated over $30,000 to different recipients each year. The money is collected through sponsorships, event attendees and donated merchandise used for door prizes. The proceeds from this year’s golf tournament will benefit the different services that CAP offers. The tournament is planned with help from several investigators of the DSACC.
“At the Child Advocacy Program, we offer children and their family members the opportunity to enter a safe, controlled environment to tell their story,” said Jana McDermott, Executive Director for the Child Advocacy Program. “The last thing we want to do is continue to victimize and aggravate an already sensitive situation. Our center provides all the services needed to resolve offensive situations,” said McDermott.
CAP was created in 2007 by a steering committee comprised of several county officials, law enforcement officers and social service representatives. Prior to this date, children who were victimized or abused were transported to several different agencies to continue reciting their story. The multidisciplinary service offered by CAP combines all of the services into one location.
CAP was the beneficiary of the 2009 DSACC golf tournament. With over $3,000 donated to the organization at the time, the group was able to purchase frosted privacy glass for their offices in downtown Jamestown as well as other much needed office resources.
“We have been continuing to grow and work together with different agencies across the county to spread the word about who we are and what we do,” said McDermott, “and we’re thrilled that the Deputy Sheriff’s Association has again chosen our group as the beneficiary for their annual golf tournament. They know the importance of what we do and saw the positive outcome of what we were able to achieve with the funds in the past.”
For more information on the Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County or to make a donation to the organization, visit www.capjustice.org or call 716-388-9844. For information on participating in the DSACC Golf Classic, contact Randy Boland at 716-753-4925.
The Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County is a children’s advocacy center providing a multidisciplinary response to allegations of child abuse that is both effective and efficient where the needs of child victims come first.