Adolfson & Peterson Construction hosted a Charity Golf Tournament on Mar. 30 with a focus on raising funds to support veterans, families in need and at-risk youth. The funds raised will benefit DFW-based nonprofits Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC), Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), GRACE Grapevine and 22Kill.
Through various sponsorship and individual donations, AP was able to secure sizeable donations which will help to provide financial assistance to support veterans and youth in our communities. AP will be scheduling individual ceremonies with DCAC, BBBS, GRACE Grapevine and 22Kill in the coming weeks to make official donations to each of these organizations. Over the last two years, the AP Charity Golf Classic has raised $200K with all funds going directly to local charities.
“AP’s mission is to enhance communities for future generations, and the contributions made through this tournament are one of the many ways we accomplish this,” said Corbett Nichter, Regional President with AP, in a press release. “This event has gained continuous support over the last few years, and we are proud of our construction industry partners coming together all in the name of charity.”
*Photo courtesy of AP Construction Facebook Page
ABOUT DALLAS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER (DCAC)
DCAC is a national leader in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement and is recognized internationally for its expertise in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases, for its cutting-edge therapy programs for victims, and for its community and professional education programs. DCAC reduces the re-victimization of the child, removes barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhances criminal prosecution with its distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to child abuse cases. DCAC works in agreement with public and private agencies to improve child abuse cases in Dallas County.
ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
ABOUT GRACE GRAPEVINE
GRACE is a Grapevine, Texas based nonprofit relief agency which provides food, clothing, financial assistance, and other vital necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency. The philosophy of GRACE is that encouraging self-sufficiency will, in turn, encourage community cohesiveness. Compassion and assistance are offered as a response to God’s grace by local churches in partnership with municipalities, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals.
22KILL is a global movement bridging the gap between veterans and civilians to build a community of support. 22KILL works to raise awareness to the suicide epidemic that is plaguing our country, and educate the public on mental health issues such as PTS. The name “22KILL” comes from a 2012 VA Suicide Data Report that found that an average of 22 veterans are “KILLED By Suicide” (KBS) every day.