SUPPORTERS

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 

                                                                           -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I AM VERY EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS GOLF TOURNAMENT BEING HELD THIS SUMMER TO RAISE AWARENESS TO PREVENT CHILD ABUSE.  AS I AM NOT MUCH OF A GOLFER MYSELF, I WON'T BE PLAYING IN THE EVENT, BUT APPRECIATE ALL OF THE EFFORT GOING TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE.  CHILD ABUSE DOES NOT GO AWAY BY IGNORING SURVIVORS, BUT BY BELIEVING THEM, SUPPORTING THEM AND HAVING THE COURAGE TO DO ALL THAT WE CAN TO KEEP THEM SAFE FROM SHAME, BLAME AND ISOLATION.  ALL OF US CAN DO MORE TO INCREASE OUR COMPASSION, EMPATHY AND COURAGE TO DO THE RIGHT THING.  BEST OF LUCK AT THE EVENT!"

Elizabeth Smart, Salt Lake City

"OF THE MANY TEAMS & ROLES I'VE HAD IN MY LIFE -- WHETHER THAT'S PLAYING TIGHT END FOR BYU OR IN IN THE NFL -- THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLE TO ME IS THAT OF A HUSBAND AND FATHER.  I LOVE WHAT THIS TOURNAMENT REPRESENTS, AND AM ON-BOARD TO DO ALL IN MY POWER TO KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE!"

Chad Lewis, Provo

"I CAN'T IMAGINE A MORE IMPORTANT AND URGENT ISSUE FACING ALL OF US THAN PROTECTING INNOCENT CHILDREN. I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE "FATHER'S DAY CLASSIC: STAND UP TO CHILD ABUSE" BECAUSE IT COMBINES A WONDERFUL GOLF VENUE WITH SOMETHING WE CAN ALL BE PROUD TO SUPPORT. I BELIEVE THAT THIS EVENT WILL GROW INTO ONE OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED AND POPULAR CHARITABLE EVENTS IN THE STATE OF UTAH."

Tim, Highland

"THIS EVENT WILL BE WONDERFUL AS IT SHINES A LIGHT ON A CRITICAL TOPIC FOR OUR COMMUNITY. WHAT BETTER WAY TO SHINE THAT LIGHT THAN TO RAISE AWARENESS AND BRING TO THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL ABUSE. AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE YOUNIQUE FOUNDATION AND AS A FATHER MYSELF, I CANNOT THINK OF A BETTER REASON TO GATHER ON FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND."

Chris Yadon, Younique Foundation

“THIS IS A TREMENDOUS EVENT, WHILE SERVING AN EVEN BIGGER PURPOSE THEN A FUN DAY OF GOLF. THIS EVENT LENDS SUPPORT & AWARENESS TO THE MANY SURVIVORS IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO NEED OUR LOVE, RESPECT AND COMMITMENT TO DO ALL THAT WE CAN DO TO STOP THE AWFUL EFFECTS OF ABUSE.”

Avremi Zippel, Salt Lake City

"SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE, IT’S SO UNFORTUNATE THAT THIS EXISTS IN OUR COMMUNITIES OR EXISTS AT ALL.  YOU ARE DOING WORTHY WORK MY FRIEND!"

Murray, Salem

"IT'S A WORTHY CAUSE THAT NEEDS ATTENTION AND SUPPORT"

Jeff, American Fork

SUCH A WORTHY CAUSE!"

Jamison, South Jordan

"GREAT EVENT WITH A REALLY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. THERE’S NOTHING MORE DIFFICULT AND TRAUMATIC THEN CHILD ABUSE!"

Reggie, Lehi

"I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR SENDING THIS INVITATION OF THE FATHER'S DAY EVENT SUPPORTING THE EFFORT TO END CHILD ABUSE.  AS A VICTIM MYSELF I KNOW HOW DAMAGING THE EFFECTS OF SUCH AN UNWELCOMED AND MOST TIMES UNEXPLAINED ACT UPON CHILDREN AND THE LONG LASTING EFFECTS OF IT INTO ADULTHOOD.  I AM GLAD TO BE AWARE OF SUCH A WONDERFUL EVENT BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE AS I DO NOT LIVE IN UTAH.  HOWEVER, I DO PLAN ON DONATING TO HELP AND SHOW MY SUPPORT. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN."

Tenita

"LOOKS LIKE A FANTASTIC EVENT SPONSORING A GREAT CAUSE."

Randy, Lehi

"THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN AMAZING CAUSE!"

Annaleigh, Salt Lake City

"THANKS FOR INCLUDING OTHERS IN THIS IMPORTANT EFFORT/CAUSE!"

Kristin, Salt Lake City

"AWESOME!"

Oscar, Provo

"SOUNDS LIKE AN AMAZING CAUSE."

Justin, Pleasant Grove

"THIS IS AN EXTREMELY WORTHY CAUSE AND I AM GLAD TO HEAR BOTH ELIZABETH SMART AND AVREMI ZIPPEL HAVE ENDORSED IT"

Justin, SLC

"GOOD LUCK AND THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WORK YOU’RE DOING ON THIS WORTHY CAUSE."

Jeff, Draper

"THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR TIME AND RESOURCES INTO THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE. THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT CAUSE AND WILL CHANGE THE LIVES OF MANY CHILDREN."

Ryan, Lindon