THE JEFF MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT MISSION STATEMENT
The following is an outline/plan of what we are trying to achieve as a goal through
the Jeff Berberich Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament.
From the tournament's
inception, it was intended to be a memorial to our son, Jeff, to
include family and close friends, with all proceeds allocated to
needy children in our community.
ourselves over the past five years with Advocates for Children,
we now recognize a great need to help expand the program and to
bring awareness and national exposure to Advocates for Children
and Guardian Ad Litem programs throughout the United States. Guardian
Ad Litem programs are special appointed volunteers representing
the best interest of children any time they are brought before a
judicial proceeding, be it abuse, neglect or abandonment, divorce
or parental death.
If we are able
to obtain a corporate or national sponsor or sponsors, I envision
two specific results:
contributions or support which could establish a national Foundation
so the Advocates or Guardian programs throughout the United States
- The national
attention or focus could result in enhanced awareness of Guardian
Ad Litem programs and the needs of the organizations including
funds for children and awareness of needs for all organizations
around the country.
local advocates groups exist throughout the country,the awareness
of the organization and what they do is non-existent, and the need
to bring into focus the needs of thousands of children throughout
the country is evident.
If I may quote
Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
citizens can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that
We the Berberich
family and all the children at Guardian Ad Litem, would hope that
we could one day receive the support of a national sponsor.
Our long term
goal is to seek a national sponsor to be able to raise more money,
get national attention, and expand the Advocates for Children Program
to help enhance the lives of more children.
For more information
Chuck or Judy Berberich
142 Hombre Circle
Panama City Beach, FL. 32407