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Tennessee alums donate $5000 to Monique Burr Foundation

The Jacksonville, Fla. chapter of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association recently presented the Moniquetennessee Burr Foundation for Children a $5,000 check following its Big Orange Caravan Golf Tournament at Osprey Cove in St. Mary’s, Ga. More than 80 golfers participated in the tournament.

“We had a great turnout and are happy to present the Monique Burr Foundation with a donation that will help prevent child abuse throughout Northeast Florida,” said tournament representative Mike Deitschmann. “I would especially like to thank our generous sponsors, which included title sponsor Hampton Golf.”

More than 140 people attended the dinner following the tournament and were joined by special University of Tennessee guests, including head football coach Lane Kiffin, head basketball coach Bruce Pearl, assistant girls basketball coach Daedra Charles-Furlow, and voice of the Vols, Bob Kessling. The $5,000 donated to the Monique Burr Foundation will go toward its many child abuse prevention programs, including Good Touch/Bad Touch® and Monique’s Safety Net.

“It is an honor to receive these funds from the alumni association and we would like to thank all those who came out for their support,” said Lynn Layton, executive director of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children,

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children was created as a nonprofit organization in 1997 to honor the late Monique Burr, a tireless advocate for children and their needs. The foundation’s mission is to provide hope in the lives of children by providing training and education to prevent and reduce the rate of abuse among children throughout Northeast Florida.

In 2008, the foundation reached more than 20,000 children with its advocacy programs, including the Good Touch Bad Touch® program, and since its inception has donated more than $2 million to child-serving agencies in the region. Currently, the foundation reaches children in 94 of the 107 public elementary schools in Duval County in addition to several private and Catholic schools in the area. It is expanding its reach to include Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties. The foundation also works in close partnership with agencies serving children whose primary focus is preventing abuse of children. For more information about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, call 904-642-0210 or visit www.moniqueburrfoundation.org.


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