Vol 8 July 2009
Tournament Staff

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

Community Cause

We are proud to announce that the inaugural Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence event, a project of the Avon Foundation for Women, held in collaboration with the PGA TOUR Wives Association and the Quail Hollow Championship, was an overwhelming success! More than 900 Walkers and Volunteers (more than 100 of which registered on the day of the event!) contributed to the event’s success and ultimately raised $100,000 to help end the cycle of domestic violence in North Carolina. 98 teams and a multitude of individuals from across the state walked nine or eighteen holes on the beautiful Quail Hollow Club golf course to raise much needed to awareness and funds for the domestic violence cause.

The Walk not only helped raise funds that will allow domestic violence shelters continue their life-saving work, but also provided critical awareness in the community via 57 different news stories. Each of the domestic violence organizations that received funding from Walk the Course is truly grateful for the support. These organizations provide vital services to families impacted by domestic violence and the money they receive will enable them to provide more safety, support, prevention education, shelter space and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 100% of Walk the Course donations were awarded to the five following agencies.

Initial grants presented at the Quail Hollow Championship on April 28:
$25,000 — Shelter of Gaston County, Gastonia, NC
$25,000 — United Family Services Shelter for Battered Women, Charlotte, NC

“Our sincere appreciation is extended to the Avon Foundation, PGA TOUR Wives Association and Quail Hollow Championship for sponsoring this event and for recognizing the seriousness of domestic violence in our communities. You truly went the extra mile to make a difference. Thanks again for including our community and thank you for your generosity and commitment.”

-Cathy Cloninger, Shelter Coordinator, The Shelter of Gaston County

Additional grants approved by the Avon Foundation for Women in June:
$10,000 — The Family Violence Prevention Center (Interact), Raleigh, NC
$10,000 — Safe Space, Inc, Louisburg, NC
$10,000 — Turning Point of Union County, Monroe, NC
$10,000 — Shelter of Gaston County, Gastonia, NC
$10,000 — United Family Services Shelter for Battered Women, Charlotte, NC

“The Charlotte community has really come together to raise awareness and much needed funds for this difficult issue,” says Carol Kurzig, President, Avon Foundation for Women. “Partnerships like these with the PGA TOUR Wives Association and the Quail Hollow Championship enable us to make a significant difference in local communities, generating more resources for those who need them most and raising awareness throughout the area.”

Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence is part of the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. Since Speak Out’s launch in 2004, the Avon Foundation for Women has awarded more than $11 million, including support for 400 domestic violence programs in the US alone.

Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence thanks Silver Sponsors, CaroMont Health and Family Dollar, Media Sponsors, Kiss 95.1, K104.7, and Charlotte Living, Official Sponsors: CharlotteSmartyPants.com, The Lodges at Eagles Nest, and the Goodrich Corporation