St. Augustine, Fla. (March 16, 2017) – The St. Augustine Shores Golf Club is hosting the ‘Tennessee Dave Whiskey Classic’ golf tournament on Sat., May 27 – with the event proceeds benefitting the Betty Griffin Center (BGC), which provides shelter and services for victims of domestic and sexual assault in St. Johns County.

Registration for the tournament begins at 8 a.m., followed by a shot-gun start at 9 a.m. at the course, located at 707 Shores Blvd. The price per golfer is $45, which includes lunch after the tournament. Golfers can also purchase a ‘Fore a Good Cause’ envelope for $20, which includes one mulligan, 15 raffle tickets and 15 50/50

Prizes will be awarded to teams finishing in 1st, 2nd, 8th and last-place teams, the men and women with the longest-drives, closest-to-the-pin and for a putting contest.

Golfers can sign up the morning of the event, or contact the St. Augustine Shores Golf Club at 904-794-4653 to register ahead of time.

Hole sponsorships are still available for businesses at $50 per hole. For more information on sponsorship, email Marcene Pullen at or contact 904-669-0469.

For any questions, contact David ‘Whitey’ Rabenold, CEO of the Tennessee Dave Whiskey Classic, at 904-945-0139

About Betty Griffin Center
The Betty Griffin Center was founded in 1990 by concerned citizens and incorporated as the Safety Shelter of St. Johns County to develop plans to provide shelter for local victims of domestic violence and their children. In 1992, the nonprofit agency contracted with a local motel for space and started a 24-hour crisis line and court advocacy program. By 1994, the agency purchased and opened Betty Griffin House as a permanent shelter. The shelter was expanded in 1998 to meet local demand, and a sexual assault program was added the same year. The Sexual Assault Victim Recovery Program is currently recruiting on call volunteers to provide victim advocacy. For information contact Kelly at 904-808-8544.

Today, Betty Griffin Center shelters 250 to 350 victims of domestic and sexual abuse annually, operates a 24-hour helpline, provides professional counseling for victims of domestic and sexual abuse, provides age appropriate violence prevention training and operates two thrift stores at Julington Square and Anastasia Square to assist in funding the agency’s ongoing operations
For more information or to make a donation, visit To report if you or someone you know is being abused, call the Betty Griffin Center 24-hour crisis helpline at (904) 824-1555.


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