LICADD Announces Tee-Off for Our Teens Maidstone Golf Invitational
Maidstone Club, East Hampton,
The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) invites you to participate in its upcoming charity Golf Invitational at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton. The Tee-Off for Our Teens tournament is brand new this year and will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Eighty golfers will have the opportunity to play on one of the world’s top-ranked and country’s oldest, courses, while enjoying spectacular views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Registration begins at 11am, with a shotgun start at 1pm, but given the amount of excitement this event has created, and the limited number of foursomes, early reservations are highly recommended.
Proceeds from the Tee-Off for Our Teens event will directly support the many evidence-based programs for teens that LICADD currently offers to the community. LICADD delivers prevention programs aimed at bolstering children and young adults’ self-esteem, confidence and communication with peers and parents, before they are presented with the choice to use alcohol and drugs. Too Good for Drugs, which targets children in kindergarten through 12th grade, builds students’ resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. For young people displaying signs of alcohol and drug abuse, Teen Intervene offers a month-long combination of individual and parent-present counseling sessions focused on charting a different direction that includes abstinence and healthier coping strategies.
LICADD also conducts screenings, brief interventions, referrals to treatment and relapse prevention services to individuals and families impacted by substance abuse. The agency also conducts evidence-based prevention programs, community outreach initiatives, a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents, and advocates for comprehensive and responsible public policy related to addiction.
“Long Islanders remain unaware that the number of teens affected by drug and alcohol abuse continues to rise each day, and the expanding need for services is staggering,” said LICADD Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds. “We need our community to become a part of the solution by participating in the Tee-Off for Our Teens and supporting programs that save teen’s lives and restore families.”
To participate in the First Annual Tee-Off for Our Teens Maidstone Golf Invitational, or for more information regarding the event, please visit LICADD.org or contact Mary Alice O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516.747.2606, ext. 105.