Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union hosted the 17th Annual Judy Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament at Black Creek Club to benefit Students Taking a Right Stand. The one-day event raised more than $30,000 for STARS.
“With the support of Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, we have been able to provide programs that help empower students to find solutions to everyday conflicts,” said Lebron Sterchi, STARS board of directors chairman. “Through STARS programs, such as bullying prevention and peer mediation, students are given life-long skills that will enable them to recognize and address conflict.”
Established in 1981, STARS is the contracted safe and supportive schools climate initiative of Hamilton County Schools providing professional development and student training to strengthen student social/emotional growth. During the 2012-2013 school year, comprehensive school climate professional development and support was provided to approximately 2,500 staff members; student training in peer mediation, cyber-bullying prevention, and/or alcohol and other drug abuse prevention was provided to approximately 2,000 students.
“Since the tournament’s inception 17 years ago, we have been honored to host the fundraiser,” said Tammy Zumbrun, TVFCU community relations specialist. “However, the morning and afternoon tournaments would not be successful without the dedication and generosity of our players, sponsors and volunteers.”
Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union and STARS are already making plans for the 18th Annual Judy Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament. For more information about STARS, please visit www.starschatt.net.
More than 160 individuals participated in the 17th Annual Judy Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament that was held at Black Creek Club.