Local charity event returns after one-year hiatus to raise money for child sexual abuse awareness and prevention.

 

Jacksonville, Florida: Children’s Safe Passage (CSP) Charity Golf Tournament leadership has announced that long-time corporate sponsor AGX Freight will be joined by the Transportation Club of Jacksonville (TCJAX) as co-host of the 11th annual event. Proceeds from this event will be allocated to the Somer Sunshine Scholarship at the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) to educate and protect children from all types of bullying, abuse and victimization. 

The Children’s Safe Passage (CSP) organization was formed in 2010 with the help of AGX President and CEO, Mike Williams, in response to the heartbreaking tragedy that took place in 2009 when 7-year-old Somer Thompson was abducted and murdered at the hands of a sexual predator. For the past decade, CSP has been actively seeking solutions to prevent violence and sexual exploitation against children in the Northeast Florida community. 

Diena Thompson, Somer’s mother, launched the Somer Sunshine Scholarship in 2019 with MBF to provide access to evidence-based prevention education programs for children and teens to protect them from bullying, digital dangers, abuse and exploitation. The 2021 CSP golf tournament serves as the largest funding resource for the Somer Sunshine Scholarship. Since the CSP tournament began in 2010, more than $250,000 has been raised for the mission of preventing child sexual abuse through awareness initiatives and training for adults. 

“The Thompson family made the ultimate sacrifice and they have given more than anyone should ever be asked to give to prevent child sexual abuse and violence against children,” Williams said of the family. “We stand with Diena and we encourage the community to support this event and the great work being done by the Monique Burr Foundation. We are grateful to be joined by our friends and colleagues from the Transportation Club of Jacksonville this year. It has always been our vision to see this cause adopted by the transportation and logistics industry in earnest and we’re seeing it happen in 2021.” 

Corporate sponsorships and participation opportunities are still available and can be accessed through the registration link and/or contact information below. 

Children’s Safe Passage 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 

WHEN: November 8, 2021 at 8:30 am 

WHERE: Queen’s Harbor Yacht & Country Club | Jacksonville, FL 

REGISTRATION LINK: https://tcjax.com/csp2021/

 

Contact for additional Information

Curtis Hazel | Director of Marketing & Communications

Curtis.hazel@agxfreight.com | 904-318-4071

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