Golf News for Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | Charity

Silverthorn Country Club in Florida hosts Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center charity golf tournament

SPRING HILL, Fla. -- On September 24, 2012, Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center held its inaugural charity Golf Tournament at Spring Hill's Silverthorn Country Club, to raise money for their drug rehabilitation scholarship program -which helps individuals struggling with alcohol or drug addiction that face financial hardship and have no insurance.

According to a recent article from The Tampa Bay Times, about 3.8 million Florida residents have no health insurance (1). With that number exceptionally high, Narconon feels that it is their obligation as a center dedicated to preventing drug addiction to help people who can't afford proper treatment.

Proceeds from the golf tournament went to the Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center Drug Rehabilitation Scholarship Program, and enough funds were raised to help a family in need of Narconon's service.

"From our first charity golf tournament, the funds we raised will help us achieve our goal to help more people recover from drug and alcohol addiction (, including those who are financially challenged in these tough economic times." commented Tammy Strickling, Executive Director of Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center.

Narconon Suncoast would like to thank the sponsors who donated funds and/or prizes for golf winners:

Ed Morse Auto Way, PostcardMania, John King Morris/Super Skate, Novus Medical Detox, Natures Dynamics, Honka Automotive, Trainor Printing and Promotions, Say No To Drugs Race, Dixon Golf, The Weisenbergs, Baker & Baker Motorsports, The Sober World, JOTO Public Relations, Progress Health & Fitness, Printing in a Box,,, Judy Queener Biggart, Dr. Robert Karol DMD-PA, Toucan Partners LLC, Modern Coin Mart, Brian Andrus and Michele Lloyd.

For more information on how to donate to Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center Drug Rehabilitation Scholarship Program please contact Derek Queener at 352-200-9124.

Narconon plans to make this golf tournament an annual event.

About Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center:
Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center (, located in Spring Hill, Florida, is a private non-profit agency that is licensed by the State of Florida. The Rehab Center is dedicated to expanding their drug education and prevention efforts, so new addicts are not made while assisting those in their alcohol and drug rehab program. The Narconon drug rehabilitation and education program was founded in 1966 by William Benitez and uses the drug-free rehabilitation and social education methodology based on research developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. Narconon is dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. If you or someone you know needs help with an alcohol or drug abuse problem, call a certified counselor day or night for help now at 1-800-511-9403 or visit

1. Martin, Richard. June 29, 2012. "Supreme Court ruling could bring relief for many Floridians, uncertainty for others."

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