Tee Off for Child Watch

Area golfers are invited to come out and support Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center, Inc. They will hold their 5th annual Falconite Development Group Benefit Golf Scramble on Monday, August 28, at Rolling Hills Country Club in Paducah. 

Golf, lunch & great prizes

The team entry fee is $400 and includes lunch and lots of great prizes. Teams may register by phone at 270.443.1440, by email at sking@childwatchcac.org. They can also sign up at the event on the day. Tee time is 9 am.

Matching funds

The event has been held annually since 2013, making this the 5th year.  Last year $14,500 was raised for Child Watch. The event is times to coincide with fundraising for the Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities so that all the proceeds raised will be matched. Organizers are hopeful that they will surpass that figure, especially with the support of the Fred Paxton Challenge. 

Teams of four are made up of men and women. Currently 14 teams are registered to play. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as for women’s longest drive, men’s longest drive, women’s closest to the pin, men’s closest to the pin and for a hole in one. 

Lunch is being provided by Doe’s Eat Place.

Falconite Development Group is the event’s premiere sponsor, FNB Bank and Independence Bank are primary sponsors, and a large group of businesses and individuals are hole sponsors. 

“We are so thankful for the support of our generous sponsors again this year, and for all of the participants playing in the scramble,” Janie Criner, Executive Director of Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center, told me. “It is always a fun day and a good opportunity to enjoy a morning of golf – all while helping young victims of abuse and neglect in our community.”

Child Watch

Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 1984. The Center is affiliated with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association, and the Kentucky CASA Association.

The Center believes every child deserves a safe, nurturing home, and every individual is worthy of healthy relationships, family stability, and positive mental health. They know parents, caregivers, and relatives are best able to provide a healthy environment for children when they are healthy themselves.

Child Watch has specialized in serving children since 1984, and they are now able to also serve adults. Children who have been abused receive professional, healing services free of charge. Other children and adults who have Medicaid insurance can receive the same high-quality counseling services with no out-of-pocket costs.

Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities

The Community Foundation of West Kentucky was formed to improve the quality of life in western Kentucky - both today and in the future. Each year, the Community Foundation grants more than $1.5 million to local nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation also works with donors to create and grow endowment funds that will provide a source of funds for our community for generations to come.

Now in its 16th year, the Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities has been instrumental in helping build nonprofit endowment funds. Because of Mr. Paxton’s vision and his family’s continued commitment, the Community Foundation will match donations raised by each organization up to $10,000, until $100,000 is given away.