BENEFITING: COMMUNITY HEALING CENTERS
ORGANIZER: COMMUNITY HEALING CENTERS
EVENT DATE: Oct 08, 2016
COMMUNITY HEALING CENTERS wrote -
Community Healing Centers' second annual Bill Wright Memorial "Serve for Kids" Tennis Classic! The late Bill Wright was a beloved icon in Southwest Michigan. Knowing personally what it was like to have a less than perfect childhood, Bill's "Yes, we can!" attitude and his passion to stop the cycle of abuse and neglect for other kids, brought joy to lives of countless children and their families in the community. Bill loved to play tennis almost as much as he loved helping children. Our goal is to combine two of Bill's passions into one event in hopes to raise funds for the Bill Wright Children's Advocacy Center at the Community Healing Centers. We aim to keep his philanthropic passion and his memory alive.
The Community Healing Centers is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), that offers compassionate, specialized care for children who are victims of sexual/physical abuse. Our goals are to reduce the traumatic effects of abuse, protect children from maltreatment, seek justice for child victims, and investigate abuse as a team. We provide individual counseling for child victims and their non-offending family members, family therapy, and support groups for parents. Children in therapy learn to deal with the anger, shame, and guilt associated with being a victim of abuse. At the Community Healing Centers, we are proud to help transform victims into survivors.
We depend on the support of our community to help us continue these critical services. Serve for Kids will take place Saturday,October 8th, at Western Michigan University's West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, MI. Thank you for your consideration and interest!