McDavid Group Charities Hosting Annual “Golf for C.O.P.S.” Tournament

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McDavid Group Charities Hosting Annual “Golf for C.O.P.S.” Tournament

Tequesta, FL (11/16/18) – The McDavid Group Charities is proud to present the 3rd annual Golf for C.O.P.S. Celebrity Pro-Am. All proceeds from the event will benefit Concerns of Police Survivors, a national organization providing resources of all kinds to help survivors of police officers killed in the line-of-duty.

Through its first two years, Golf for C.O.P.S. has raised over $400,000. Every dollar raised outside the hard costs of the tournament goes directly to C.O.P.S. Donated funds are earmarked to support their Hands-On Programs and counseling services, as well as to provide emotional and financial support, scholarships, and other initiatives to help surviving spouses and children that have been affected by a line-of-duty death.

Golf for C.O.P.S. kicks off December 2nd with a registration party at the Wyndham Grand at Harbourside. Complete with a putting contest, indoor long drive, silent auction and giveaways, the registration party offers participants a chance to meet celebrities and PGA Tour players who have donated their time in support of C.O.P.S. The main event is the celebrity pro-am, held Monday, December 3rd at Tequesta CC. Sponsors include Stitch Golf, FootJoy, and Tito’s Vodka. Each of the 25 groups will be paired with multiple celebrity or PGA Tour players throughout their round. Participating this year are PGA Tour players Ryan Armour, Denny McCarthy, Will Wilcox and Will McKenzie, PGA Champions members Jim Thorpe, Russ Cochran and Donnie Hammond, as well as celebrity appearances by Bill Parcells, Rick Ankiel, and Vince Papale.

In addition to the Pro-Am, a banquet will be held at the Wyndham Grand at Harbourside, December 3rd, at 6:00pm. Dinner tickets are available for purchase to the public, with all proceeds donated directly to C.O.P.S. The banquet includes silent and live auctions, celebrity guest speakers, and emotional stories from survivors about how the C.O.P.S organization helped them through the most challenging times of their lives.

Jim McDavid, President of the McDavid Group, organized the tournament to raise funds and awareness for the services provided by C.O.P.S. “The effect on a family when an officer loses their life is catastrophic. There is the emotional devastation, not to mention the massive financial burden,” said McDavid. “My goal is to provide emotional and financial support through Golf for C.O.P.S. so the families of our fallen officers know they are not alone, their sacrifice will not be forgotten, and they will not be forgotten.”

On average, about 150 police officers are lost in line-of-duty deaths each year. “The attacks on law enforcement have been unprecedented. As a result of the increase in line-of-duty deaths, the C.O.P.S. membership of survivors is increasing at a rapid rate,” said Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director of National C.O.P.S. “With the help of donors like the McDavid Group, and fundraisers like Golf for C.O.P.S., we are able to assist law enforcement survivors at no cost to themselves, as the price they’ve paid is already too high.” They are more than just police officers; they are husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, family and friends.

The effect on a family – financially and emotionally – is catastrophic. Concerns of Police Survivors uses their resources to help rebuild the shattered lives of these heroic families

For more information, please contact:
Jim McDavid
(772) 210-5851