The 33rd annual South Florida Golf Superintendents Association (SFGCSA) sponsored golf tournament benefits the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children/Florida Regional Office.
This tournament has raised more than $475,000 to support our programs that reach families in the South Florida community.
Fort Lauderdale Country Club
415 Country Club Circle
Plantation, FL 33317
Thursday, October 26, 2017
This year the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children celebrates 33 years of helping victims, families and the professionals who serve them. The world is a much different place than it was 33 years ago and our role has vastly expanded, but there are a few things that have not changed.
The tournament began 33 years ago when Bill Entwistle wanted to do something to help the Adam Walsh Child Resource Center. Following in his footsteps, Billy Entwistle has continued the tradition with the help of Joe Pantaleo, Bryan Singleton, and Roly Molina.
When asked if the SFGCSA Committee would continue the tournament after the 30th year, Joe asked if we had found all the missing children. When he heard the response of “No, we have not,” he said they would keep going. The commitment and loyalty of the SFGCSA is remarkable. We continue to join with them to have hope for families of missing children, through their spirit and generosity.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. Authorized by Congress to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on these issues, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678).
During the last 33 years, NCMEC’s hotline has received more than 4.3 million calls. NCMEC has circulated billions of photos of missing children, assisted law enforcement in the recovery of more than 243,000 missing children and facilitated training for more than 333,000 law enforcement, criminal/juvenile justice and healthcare professionals.
NCMEC’s Team HOPE volunteers have provided resources and emotional support to more than 60,000 families of missing and exploited children. In 2016 NCMEC assisted law enforcement with more than 20,500 cases of missing children. In 2016 the CyberTipline received 8.2 million reports, most of which related to:
- Apparent child sexual abuse images
- Online enticement, including “sextortion”
- Child sex trafficking
- Child sexual molestation
The Florida Regional Office provides child protection education and prevention programs. We also raise awareness about missing and sexually exploited child issues and Internet safety, and provide technical assistance to the public, law enforcement, schools and others. Learn more at www.missingkids.com/Florida.
For the past 33 years, the South Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association has sponsored a golf tournament benefiting the NCMEC Florida Regional Office. We are proud to be associated with SfGCSA and count them as our most loyal and successful sponsor.
Help us make our 33rd Annual NCMEC Benefit Tournament a success by making a donation of cash; a product, service or check from a corporation or individual. These prizes will be auctioned or used as chances.
Prizes can be tangible items, sports memorabilia, golf foursomes, and hotel and restaurant certificates.
Please fill out the form below and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children will follow-up with you shortly.