HALOS golf tourney benefits abused and neglected children

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2013

HALOS will host its fourth annual Hundred Holes for HALOS Tournament at the Daniel Island Golf Club on Monday, May 14. The event will start at noon and end at 5 p.m. with an after-party to follow play. The Hundred Holes for HALOS Golf Tournament will raise funds for local abused and neglected children.

Tournament play will begin at 12:30 pm on the Ralston Creek course, recently named among the nation’s top new private courses by Golfweek and Golf Digest magazines. Included will be complimentary lunch, refreshments on the course, and an awards reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Several levels of sponsorships are available. All donors will be featured in the event program, the HALOS golf tournament website, and HALOS’ upcoming e-newsletter. Registration can be done on-line, with additional donations of all sizes accepted. All donations are tax-deductible. Visit http://charlestonhalos.org/golf.php to register your player or team, for to sponsor the event.

HALOS is a Charleston-based non-profit agency founded in 1997 by Dr. Eve Spratt. The mission of the organization is to provide resources and special opportunities to abused and neglected children and their caregivers through partnerships with faith-based and other community organizations. For more information, please contact Kim Clifton at 843-953-3714 or visit the website at http://www.charlestonhalos.org.

Description: HALOS (Helping And Lending Outreach Support provides assistance to abused and neglected children and their caregivers in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, HALOS helps to improve the lives of these children. HALOS works hand-in-hand with individuals, businesses, civic groups, clubs and religious organizations in the tricounty area to help child victims of abuse and neglect. Through partnerships with generous individuals and groups, HALOS connects interested parties with children who desperately need their help.

Mission: To provide resources and special opportunities to abused and neglected children and their caregivers through partnerships with faith-based and other community organizations.

Vision: A community in which children and families are safe, healthy and productive.

History: In 1997, child psychiatrist and pediatrician Dr. Eve Spratt founded HALOS. Working at MUSC, Dr. Spratt saw firsthand the severe lack of resources for abused and neglected children. She organized a meeting with the Department of Social Services, business and religious leaders, and politicians. They discovered what was needed the most for these children and families, and shortly after HALOS was born.

Demographics: More than 2,200 children have open cases of abuse or neglect with the Department of Social Services in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester Counties.

Programs: Birthday Salutes, Summer Camp, Back to School, Holiday Giving, Critical Needs, Kinship Care, Sleep Tight Campaign, Car Seat Campaign, Kinship Care

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