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Charity Golf Outing to Benefit Friends of the Oakland and Macomb County Regional Veterans Treatment Court

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Summit Place Kia and Auto Credit Express are excited to be hosting a charity golf event to raise money for this worthy cause! The Veterans Treatment Court is a comprehensive treatment program for United States veterans who are struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse. With high success rates, the Veterans Treatment Court works to give troubled vets the treatment and care they need to once again live as productive citizens.

Excerpt from the Veterans Treatment Court website:

Most veterans are strengthened by their military service, but the combat experience has unfortunately left a growing number of veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. One in five veterans has symptoms of a mental health disorder or cognitive impairment. One in six veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom suffer from a substance abuse issue. Research continues to draw a link between substance abuse and combat–related mental illness. Left untreated, mental health disorders common among veterans can directly lead to involvement in the criminal justice system.

The Veterans Treatment Court model requires regular court appearances (a bi-weekly minimum in the early phases of the program), as well as mandatory attendance at treatment sessions and frequent and random testing for substance use (drug and/or alcohol). Veterans respond favorably to this structured environment given their past experiences in the Armed Forces. However, a few will struggle and it is exactly those veterans who need a Veterans Treatment Court program the most. Without this structure, these veterans will re-offend and remain in the criminal justice system. The Veterans Treatment Court is able to ensure they meet their obligations to themselves, the court, and their community.

Our annual charity golf event has raised money and awareness for worthy causes such as the Waterford Youth Assistance organization, for which we raised nearly $40,000 last year. With your help, we can raise even more this year to help the brave men and women who served in the military. Veterans fought for our freedom, and now we have the opportunity to fight for theirs!

If American vets hold a special place in your heart, we invite you to consider learning more about our fundraising event and the Veterans Treatment Court.

The 4th Annual LaLonde Charity Open
Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Boulder Pointe Golf Club
One Champions Circle
Oxford, MI 48371
Shotgun start time: 9:00am
Registration begins: 7:30am
In addition to golf, there will be a wine tasting and dinner.

How Can I Get Involved or Donate?
To participate in the golf outing or simply donate, download the signup form here.

Or you can reach us by phone:
888-535-2277

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