The 2016 SVEM Charity Golf Classic was held at Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville, NY on May 9th 2016.
The 2016 SVEM Golf Classic was the first time the Sport Venue & Event Management graduate program hosted the event. The charity golf tournament benefited Vera House; a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, education, and counseling services for women, children, and men.
In it's inaugural year the golf tournament was a tremendous success and raised over $15,000 for the Vera House. The main purpose of the event was not only to raise money to support those affected by domestic and sexual violence in the local community, but also to raise awareness about Vera House.
The funds raised benefited the Vera House by providing support to the counseling, advocacy, shelter, and education services. Planning the tournament was, and still is, provided as a learning experience for the graduate students as they work to create a successful and exciting tournament for future years to come.
The 2nd annual SVEM Charity Golf Classic took place at Drumlins Country Club East Course on May 8, 2017.
The 2nd SVEM Charity Golf Classic was a resounding success even though the weather tried to dampen the mood. Although turnout wasn't as high as the first year, the money raised to benefit Vera House increased. Vera House was the partner for the 2nd straight year and the SVEM class was able to donate $17,000 to their cause. Along with being a huge success financially for Vera House, the event provided a great opportunity to raise awareness for a huge issue.
Vera House is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, education, and counseling services for women, children, and men. It will continue to be the benefiting charity into the foreseeable future as the Sport Venue and Event Management program at Syracuse University looks to continue to provide a meaningful impact in the community.