Doctors and their guests who took part in the Ninth Annual Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine Golf Tournament raised $25,700 for the Betty Griffin Center.
“Our group selects a local nonprofit agency based in St. Johns County each year as a beneficiary, and we felt designating Betty Griffin Center as our recipient for this year’s event was timely since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine Marketing Director Francine Quesada, who coordinated the tournament.
The tournament, which involved 28 teams of Orthopaedic doctors and their guests, took place Oct. 11 at the St. Johns Golf & Country Club. Betty Griffin Center CEO Joyce Mahr was on hand to accept the check donation at a ceremony held in the clubhouse after the event, which was emceed by Action News Jax Sports Director Brent Martineau.
“We’re grateful for all the teams who took part in this event and to the physicians of Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine for selecting Betty Griffin Center as their recipient this year,” Mahr said. “We’re grateful for groups like OASA and others in our community who give each year to help us support those victims of sexual and domestic assault in St. Johns County.”
Top event sponsors included Florida Elite Soccer Academy, Rez Legal, Flagler Hospital, Kasraeian Urology and WW Gay. Hole-in-one sponsors included Bozard Ford, which donated a car and Underwood’s Jewelers, which donated a Rolex watch.
For more information on holding a special event to benefit Betty Griffin Center, visit http://www.bettygriffincenter.org/host-a-special-event/. To make a donation, visit www.bettygriffincenter.org. To report if you or someone you know is being abused, call the Betty Griffin Center 24-hour helpline at (904) 824-1555.