Spokane, WA, June 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Universal Funding Corporation, an accounts receivable factoring company in Spokane, WA, was a significant sponsor of the Transitions for Women 7th Annual Golf Scramble. The benefit was held at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane on Friday, June 19, despite very rainy conditions. Sponsoring the awards dinner as well as holes five and ten, the financial company provided hot chocolate, bottled water and snacks to the players. Universal Funding also sent a foursome of golfers to play in the tournament.
Transitions for Women is an organization that offers support services to low-income and homeless women and children in the Spokane area, with the goal to help rebuild lives broken by abuse, addiction, mental illness, poverty and homelessness. With four separate programs, Transitions provides housing, education, life/social skills training, and substance abuse recovery assistance.
Local LPGA pro golfer Wendy Ward gave a brief training session in the pouring rain before the tournament and then raised funds throughout the day by hitting the drive at the sixth hole in exchange for a donation to Transitions. Thirty-three teams comprised of 137 players teed off just as the rain stopped, making for a mild afternoon of golf.
Later that evening at the awards dinner catered by Glover Mansion, Universal Funding held a drawing and gave away an MP4 player to a lucky winner. Other happenings during dinner included: a raffle for 18 donated gift baskets, a silent auction for 54 donated items, and 32 prizes awarded to the tournament winners.
According to its Donor Outreach Specialist, Terri Antonson, Transitions for Women is within a few hundred dollars of reaching their $35,000 goal, but has commitments from Golf Scramble donors yet to be received that will exceed their goal. The proceeds will be distributed amongst the organization’s four programs: the Transitional Living Center, EduCare, Miryam’s House, and the Women’s Hearth.
Donations of wish list items, time and money are always welcome at Transitions, so please visit their website help4women.org for more information. To find out more about an alternative form of debt-free business financing, please visit the Universal Funding.com website.