FCPD golf tournament to benefit Hospitality House of Rome

September 17th, 2020 – 12:15 PM

Floyd County Police Department –

The following is a press release from the Floyd County Police Department regarding their upcoming golf tournament to benefit Hospitality House of Rome:

“Money raised by the Floyd County Police Department in its upcoming golf tournament will benefit a community resource with more than 40 years of valuable service advocating for victims of domestic violence.

Every year for more than a decade the police department has hosted a charity golf tournament at Stonebridge Golf Club to raise money for a local need. Proceeds this year will benefit Hospitality House and victims of domestic violence. The tournament is scheduled for November 6 at 10 a.m.

Hospitality House operates a 27-bed facility to assist women and children, an improvement from its beginnings in 1978 when there were only five beds. But the non-profit is more than just a shelter, it can also provide legal advocates, support groups, counseling and a 24-hour crisis line.

The police department sees Hospitality House as an invaluable partner in our response to domestic violence, said Mark Wallace, chief of the Floyd County Police Department. “Their professionalism and outreach are a real credit to our community.” The police department has been a part of the Hospitality House board of directors for several years and is excited to be able to help in 2020.

“The board and staff of Hospitality House are so grateful for being chosen by the Floyd County Police Department to be this year’s chosen charity,” said Lynn Rousseau, executive director of Hospitality House.
Last year the FCPD golf tournament raised more than $10,000 for Elevation House, an advocate for mental health that helps clients to successfully enter the local workforce.

Anyone interested in playing in the four-man scramble is encouraged to call the police department (706-235-7766) or visit the agency web-page (romefloyd.com/departments/fcpdgolf). Posters and information will also be
available at the Hospitality House Thrift Store on Shorter Avenue near the former IGA grocery.

COVID-19 has been especially challenging for the public and business partners who have seen slim profits in 2020, but the police department is asking for compassion as we solicit charitable consideration to support victims and children who are trapped by emotional, psychological and physical abuse.

“During these challenging economic times we rely on the community’s support more than ever,” Rousseau said. “All the funds raised (in the tournament) will directly assist survivors in Rome and Floyd County.”

The cost per team is $400, but hole sponsorships are available for $100. Tent sponsorships are also available for $1,000 for corporate donations. Door prizes will be available as well as skills challenges to help raise money.”

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