AAGEX Freight Group is proud to be a sponsor for the 7th Annual Children’s Safe Passage Charity Golf Tournament. We have partnered with the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Coalition (CSAPC) and the Somer Sunshine Foundation for the golf tournament on Oct. 24 at The Palencia Club in St. Augustine. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the tournament go to CSAPC and the Somer Sunshine Foundation. Since the tournament began in 2010, more than $130,000 has been raised for the mission of preventing child sexual abuse through awareness initiatives and training for adults.

AAGEX President Mike Williams started Children’s Safe Passage, Inc. in 2010 as a way to give back to the community after the heartbreaking abduction and murder of 7-year-old Somer Thompson. Since Somer’s murder at the hands of a child sexual predator, Children’s Safe Passage has been actively seeking solutions to prevent violence and sexual exploitation against children in the Northeast Florida community.

In 2013, the CSAPC was formed through collaborative efforts of Children’s Safe Passage, The Somer Sunshine Foundation, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast, Monique Burr Foundation for Children, and Jacksonville Children’s Coalition. The CSAPC trains adults using the Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children program which teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Although it is not an easy topic for discussion, it is very important to confront these issues. It takes courage to speak out against all types of child abuse. If you would like to participate in this year’s Children’s Safe Passage Charity Golf Tournament click here. To get involved with CSAPC in other ways visit their website.