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Safe Harbor tees off with success and SWAG!


The wonderful folks at Safe Harbor Victims Assistance Program scored a hole-in-one thanks to the Springfield Woman's Ambassadors of Golf (SWAG). On Sunday, Sept 11, SWAG held a series of golf competitions at the Whispering Oaks Golf Course in Marshfield. The ladies raised $780 from games alone to benefit Safe Harbor.

Still, they didn't stop there. Many players also purchased raffle tickets for the 2022 Dodge Challenger giveaway, raising the total funds to a little over $1,600. All proceeds from the event and raffle funded Safe Harbor's efforts to purchase the land needed to build a victim's shelter.

The short drive down I-44, and mission to make a difference in a community aside from her own originated with Jennifer Replogle, a SWAG member. 

Replogle recalls, "I had seen Safe Harbor on KY3 trying to build a safe place for abuse victims like Harmony House. I did not realize Webster County did not have anything like that. So I reached out to Tara, told her about it, and she said, 'Yes, let us do something for them". 

Tara Jenkins, SWAG's Founder, connected with Safe Harbor and, from there, worked to make the event happen. Jenkins afterward wanted to thank everyone involved.

 "I want to credit the ladies of Whispering Oaks for inviting us out to their golf course and our sponsor. Also, credit to Jennifer Replogle for having the idea." 

The ladies who sponsored the event included Becky Wilkerson, Sue McCasscal, and Linda Byrd. 

 SWAG has another event scheduled on Oct. 15 called SWAG the Island in Republic, which will benefit both Safe Harbor and Harmony House. For further details, visit SWAG's website www.swaggolfwomen.com. Or, if you want a chance to win the 2022 Dodge Challenger before their Oktoberfest on Oct 22, see www.safeharbormo.org. 


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