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Topeka South Rotary Golf Tourney Benefits Valeo Behavioral Health Care and Silverbackks

       A day full of mulligans, crazy putts and hair-raising swings will bring help and healing to someof Topeka’s most vulnerable citizens.

The final tallies are in. The Topeka South Rotary June 24, 2016 golf tournament raised $5,000 for local charitable gifts—which will be divided equally for:

  •  Silver Pantry, an initiative of Silverbackks—providing support for families who have recently moved from a shelter into their own homes, or families at risk of losing housing.
  • Supported Education Program of Valeo Behavioral Health—offering individualized assistance to people with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness so they can obtain a GED, or technical or college education.
       The inaugural year of the tournament was 1994. This year’s tournament was organized by Doug Barrington and his committee of other Topeka South Rotarians. “I believe this is an easy, fun way to support important needs in our community,” Barrington said. “This is Rotary’s philosophy of Service Above Self in action.”
        Jude Quinn, Co-Founder of Silverbackk said the $2,500 will make a significant difference for people who are “working really hard to stay off the street or in shelters. This money is the shoulder some folks can stand on to get to the next level.”
       Bill Persinger, Jr., president and CEO of Valeo Behavioral Health Care said their grant will go a long way helping people who are often under the radar. “When the days get long and tough, we think about the good news. This gift helps people who can’t speak for themselves have an opportunity to go back to school and to work. We are so grateful.”

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