Pubdate: Fri, 22 Sep 2006
Source: Port Hope Evening Guide (CN ON)
Copyright: 2006 Port Hope Evening Guide
Bookmark: (D.A.R.E.)


The sixth annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Golf Tournament 
at Pine Ridge Golf Club near Warkworth was another success.

For four years now, much of the success for the tournament has been the 
responsibility of OPP Constable Angela Ward.

This year,138 golfers hit the Pine Ridge Golf Course under cloudy skies at 
10 a.m. September 6. Each player anted up $80.

Cramahe Township Deputy Mayor Ray Kelly joined Police Committee member Rick 
Saunders representing Cramahe Township.

Mayor Bill Finley and Councillor Ray Benns putted for Alnwick/Haldimand. 
Hamilton Township's Councillor Gary Woods and Mayor Forrest Rowden played 
18 holes.

Constable Ward was pleased with this year's tourney which fell six golfers 
short of the record 144.

There were 141 prizes available to the lucky golfers and many of the holes 
were sponsored.

In 2005, the tournament raised $11,500. The constable hoped to repeat that 
this year.

The DARE program which operates in grade six classes across the county 
costs $10-11 thousand to run.

The D.A.R.E. program was founded in Los Angeles in 1983 and moved to Canada 
10 years later. The D.A.R.E. curriculum is designed to be taught by police 
officers whose training and experience gave them the background needed to 
answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about 
drugs and crime.

This year, part of the money raised at the tournament will be used to 
purchase a new drug board and display for the 608 students who will take 
the program.
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