7th Annual Ken Amaro Bowtie Golf Classic 
to support Northwest Behavioral Health Services

On Friday, November 9, 2018, Northwest Behavioral Health Services is teaming up with Ken Amaro of First Coast News for the 7th Annual Ken Amaro Bowtie Golf Classic, held at the beautiful Deercreek Country Club, 7816 McLaurin Road North in Jacksonville, Florida. The goal of the committee is to raise $50,000. Funds raised will help to provide services for adults and children living with HIV, AIDS, and Mental Health challenges such PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression.
The 7th Annual Ken Amaro bowtie golf classic golf tournament fundraiser is a significant resource in creating needed funds to infuse a tight operating budget. With the current reduction of the City’s allocation of Public Services, the success of this tournament is critical for maintaining the adult and children services provided to the community. More details about the event and sponsorship packages are available at the http://www.nwbh.org. 

Said Ken Amaro of First Coast News, NBC 12 and ABC 25 “Our aim through this tournament is to bring the plight of those less fortunate to the attention of our community and seek their involvement and support for our various rehabilitation programs."

The tournament is expected to be extremely exciting and challenging for the players as the greens at the Deercreek Country Club are mostly all elevated. To make the tournament more exciting, participants will be awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places, Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest to the pin, hole in one (all par 3s), door prizes, and a luncheon where our corporate sponsors will be recognized. There are a number of ways for you to be involved and support the Ken Amaro Bowtie Classic, as an individual player for only $100, as a hold in one sponsor for only $250, as the luncheon sponsor, or by providing items for the ditty bags. The tournament will kick off with registration at 7.30 am and a shotgun start at 8.30 am. Contact us at (904)781-0600 ext 8423 or mwells@nwbh.org for more details about the event and sponsorship packages or to discuss a customized sponsorship package to suit your needs. 

According to Mr. KW Godwin, Head PGA Golf Professional, Deercreek Country Club, "Deercreek is a private championship golf course that offers both challenge and entertainment for our members and guests. Although there are several forced carries and water on all but one hole, Robert Miller's design at Deercreek is an enjoyable and fair test of golf for golfers of all skill levels. At the heart of our course is a large, 285-acre natural preserve hosting a variety of Florida wildlife, which makes Deercreek both beautiful and unique to other courses in Northeast Florida." 

Northwest Behavioral Health Services (NWBH) is a private, not-for-profit corporation, chartered by the state of Florida and granted 501(c)3 status by the Internal Revenue Service in April, 1992. The organization is state certified as a mental health agency and is licensed by the Department of Children and Families as a provider for substance abuse treatment.  It is the mission of NWBH to enhance the quality of life for children, adults and their families who are experiencing mental health problems, social maladjustment, and other at risk behaviors. NWBH is committed to providing a high quality of care and cost effective services that will enable individuals to live healthy, productive and meaningful lives in their community of choice.  Through its mission, the agency seeks to effectively secure the needed resources that will achieve a coordinated system of care and quality service delivery. NWBH is accredited by CARF, The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.


For further information, please contact:
Northwest Behavioral Health Services
Attn: Michael Wells
2392 Edgewood Avenue North
Jacksonville, Fl. 32254
Telephone (904) 781-0600 ext 8423
Fax: (904) 781-8729
Website: http://www.nwbh.org/
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