The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City is hosting a special golf event to raise awareness about domestic violence and thank first responders for their service to the public on Friday, October 13, 2023.
This is a 4-player scramble with a 10 AM shotgun start. Entry fee is $100 per player ($75 for Jewel members) and includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, range balls, on-course contests with prizes and donation to HOPE Coalition. The public is invited and proceeds benefit HOPE Coalition’s domestic violence office in Wabasha County. Reservations are available through the Jewel Golf Club. A large community bake sale is part of the event.
The golf tournament is specifically in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Health, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men are victims of domestic violence. The event aims to shed light on the traumatic effects of domestic violence, which can have generational repercussions. The golf event is also expressing gratitude to first responders for their unwavering dedication to the public. In 2022, 23 people in Minnesota lost their lives from domestic violence according to Violence Free Minnesota. Sergeant Bill Weist of the Lake City MN Police Department shares, “We have experienced first-hand the profound impact of domestic violence with the loss of Officer Shawn Schneider in 2011. His loss was devastating to his family.”
The tournament will have live on-course scoring using the Golf Genius App. Brett Bergschneider, representative from The Jewel shares, “We are honored to host this golf fundraiser in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Together we can raise awareness, foster change and build a safer community.” Reservations can be made directly through the Jewel Golf Club, 651-345-2672, Ext. 3. https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/9416043186951848804
HOPE Coalition is an advocacy organization helping people in crisis rebuild their lives from domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or lack of basic needs. HOPE serves people in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties, plus western Pierce County, WI. The Wabasha outreach office is at 251 W. Main St., and is available at 651-565-4112. HOPE has a 24-hour crisis line for those experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault at 800-369-5214.
The Jewel Golf Club in Lake City offers a unique golf experience. The course winds throughout 800 acres of the picturesque Mississippi River Valley, overlooking the river town of Lake City. The tournament date in October offers spectacular fall foliage of the river bluffs and valley. The Jewel features a three-stage practice facility, golf shop and full service restaurant and bar.