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More than $150,000 Raised at Champions for Child Safety Pro Am Golf Tournament

World-renowned golf players and local teams recently came together to raise more than $150,000 at the 18th Annual Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. Pro Am Golf Tournament. This year’s event, known as the MBF Champions for Child Safety Pro Am was held at The Palencia Club. The honorary chairs were Fred Funk, Jim Furyk and Mark McCumber.

“This signature event is very important to the Monique Burr Foundation and we are grateful for the overwhelming response and support,” said Executive Director Lynn Layton. “Golfers, sponsors, participants and volunteers all came together to make this tournament a success. Their dedication to promote MBF Child Safety Matters™, an educational program designed to prevent bullying and child abuse throughout Florida, is impactful to the safety of our children in Florida.”

Since the Golf Tournament began, it has raised more than $3.2 million for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. This year’s sponsors included: AT&T, Brumos Motor Cars and Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park, Club Car , The Vestcor Family Foundation, Callaway, GHG Insurance, Vulcan Materials Company, The Fiorentino Group, Glenn Layton Homes, RS&H, England-Thims & Miller, Hampton Golf, GreenPointe Holdings, LLC and Clockwork Marketing Services.

Please visit the Monique Burr Foundation’s Facebook Page for photos from the event.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this year's tournament. With your help and support, our MBF Child Safety Matters™…

Posted by Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. on Monday, November 30, 2015

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What They're Saying...

The MBF Child Safety Matters program is impressive. This important information is well formulated and well presented, developmentally appropriate, and based on good understanding of literature.

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.