Family Resource Center’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Abused Children

September 10, 2014

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August 25th may have been the hottest day of summer, but Family Resource Center’s 20th annual Golf Tournament at the Country Club of St. Albans had a very cool vibe, as over 180 golfers and volunteers gathered to raise more than $90,000 for abused and neglected kids.

The day on the links concluded with a dinner and auction emceed by Michael McLaughlin, a survivor of childhood abuse, who has received national accolades for his efforts to help abused children. Greg Echele, Family Resource Center’s CEO, described McLaughlin as having an usual amount of resilience, enabling him to rise above the abuse and homelessness to complete his post-graduate education at Washington University.

The tournament was hosted by Watlow, a manufacturer of industrial electric heaters, and one of St. Louis’ largest privately-held companies.

To view more photos from the events, please visit Flickr.