Participants can expect a barbecue dinner, a putting contest, a hole-in-one contest, a silent auction, and more. Proceeds from the tournament provide funding for CAPS to help prevent and treat child mistreatment in the community through school- and community-based programs, according to CAPS Executive Director Lisa Maddox.
“CAPS provides programs in both Tuscaloosa City and County schools. This past school year, we provided safety lessons to over 10,000 students in Tuscaloosa,” Maddox said. “Our school-based programs are designed to teach children how to set personal boundaries and what to do when those boundaries are threatened. We also teach life skills such as anger management, conflict resolution, impulse control and problem-solving.”
Additionally, CAPS offers several programs free of charge to the public.
“We offer a 12-week parent nurturing class, a program for expectant mothers, programs on internet safety, on recognizing and reporting child abuse, and on understanding prenatal drug and alcohol exposure,” Maddox said.
Maddox said the need for CAPS isn’t diminishing.
“During the 2015-2016 fiscal year, 261 cases of child neglect and abuse were reported in Tuscaloosa affecting 382 children.”
Golfers can participate in this year’s Night Light Golf Tournament for $125 ($500 per team). There is a 20 percent discount for early registration. For more information on how to register, or to learn more about CAPS, contact Child Abuse Prevention Services of Tuscaloosa, Inc. at (205) 758-1159, or visit capstuscaloosa.net.