On Tuesday, Gulfport Energy and Stingray Energy held a golf scramble to benefit the Harmony House Children’s Advocacy Center.
Nearly 300 golfers showed up to the Belmont Hills Country Club to raise money, nearly double the number that showed up in 2015. Last year, $12,000 was raised, and organizers were hoping to raise in excess of $20,000 this year.
Harmony House provides services to children with allegations of abuse. They do interviews, therapy, and help coordinate medical exams.
Since they’re a non-profit organization, Harmony House relies heavily on events like this to raise money.
“We don’t charge for our services so we’re dependent on grants, donations and fundraisers like this and we’re so happy that Gulfport and Stingray are joining hands with us and all the vendors,” said Leslie Vassilaros, executive director of Harmony House.
Harmony House is holding their annual wine tasting, Toast of the Vineyard on Friday, August 5 at River City from 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 and include wine, music by Hit Play and great food. You can call Harmony House at 304-230-2205 for a ticket by Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Leslie added if you know or suspect child abuse, to call Harmony House to make a difference in that child’s life.