SANTA BARBARA, CA (April 25, 2022) – The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) will hold its Second Annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Montecito Club. All proceeds from the event will support the continued growth of CADA’s Mentor Program.
Event registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. Shotgun Start 18 Hole Texas Scramble. The registration fee includes golf, player gifts, course contests, box lunch, and buffet dinner reception. Additional activities include a raffle, awards ceremony, and prizes for winning foursomes.
Sponsorship opportunities include Presentation Sponsor ($10,000), Eagle Sponsor ($5,000), Birdie Sponsor ($2,500), and Tee Sign Sponsor ($250). Sponsors receive special recognition in event materials and on CADA’s website.
About the Mentor Program
Now in its 18th year, the Mentor Program matches Santa Barbara County at-risk youth enrolled in third through eighth grades with caring adult volunteer mentors. Mentors spend at least one hour per week with their Mentee encouraging personal growth, self-esteem, academic performance, and healthy family dynamics. The preventive program has demonstrated strong success at deterring risky behaviors and promoting positive behaviors of Mentees, who are referred to CADA by school counselors, psychologists, and other administrators. Currently, the program has 80 Mentor-Mentee matches, many of which will continue beyond high school graduation and become life-long friendships.
For more information about the Golf Classic, becoming a Mentor or being referred as a Mentee, contact Mentor Program Director Lisa Gosdschan at 805.722.1321, firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to CADA’s Executive Director Scott Whiteley, Ph.D., “Regular connection with a caring, attentive adult mentor can help a child or teen learn to navigate challenges, avoid negative influences and risky behaviors, and develop personal and academic confidence. Requests for mentors is greater than ever and community support of our Golf Classic will help us meet this critical need.”
About the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA)
Since 1949, CADA has delivered a broad range of effective programs and services focused on the education, prevention, and treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions affecting youth, adults, and families in Santa Barbara County. CADA’s commitment to provide a continuum of quality care in a safe and nurturing environment is supported by productive partnerships with local schools, community leaders, law enforcement, health care providers, other nonprofits, businesses, and the media. Working together, this powerful network helps CADA clients get and stay healthy and lead positive, productive lives that strengthen families and our community. Services are provided without regard to gender, gender preference, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin. No one is turned away for inability to pay.