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Rio Verde Country Club’s Women’s Golf Association 
raises $39,000 for the Sojourner Center

Rio Verde, Ariz. (May 19, 2022) – Rio Verde Country Club’s Women’s Golf Association (WGA), in partnership with the Rio Verde 9ers golf league, raised $39,000 for The Sojourner Center through its fourth annual WGA Charity Event. The Sojourner Center, a Phoenix-based safe haven, provides shelter and support services to more than 60,000 adults and children affected by domestic violence.

The WGA’s Annual Charity Event included a golf outing and luncheon held on March 15th as well as an online auction that was open for one week. Money was raised through golf outing entry fees, the sale of silent auction and online auction items, cash donations, golf hole sponsorships and on-course contests. The golf event, which was promoted as “Women Helping Women - to raise funds in support of the oldest women's and children's home for domestic abuse victims, in the Phoenix Valley,” included 96 women playing at Rio Verde Country Club.

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“The Rio Verde Community is proud to support the Sojourner Center and make a $39,000 donation,” said Judi Powell, chairperson for the 2022 Rio Verde WGA Charity Event. “And, through our Raise the Rose project we exceeded the sponsorship of a newly redecorated apartment for an incoming family. A special mosaic butterfly plaque will hang above the apartment’s door and read ‘Rio Verde Women's Golf.’

The Sojourner Center was founded in 1977 in downtown Phoenix with a goal to provide a safe haven from domestic violence for women and their children in Arizona.  Since its founding, Sojourner has transformed lives by providing shelter and support services to more than 60,000 adults and children affected by domestic violence. Annually, The Sojourner Center provides shelter service to an average of 1,000 individuals – approximately 50 percent are children and 48 percent of the children are under the age of 5.  Services include emergency and transitional housing, children and youth services, a childhood development center and a pet companion shelter. 

For more information about Rio Verde, visit or call 877-746-8373. 

About Rio Verde Community and Country Club
Located between the eastern foothills of the McDowell Mountains and the Tonto National Forest, Rio Verde Country Club is a private 36-hole golf club in Rio Verde, Ariz. and is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Members who reside in the Rio Verde community enjoy unlimited access to dining and events, 36-holes of parkland-style golf, a driving range, three putting greens, bunker/chipping complex, tennis, pickleball, swimming, fitness, bocce, and dozens of special interest clubs. Full membership is also available to non-residents and provides unlimited access to tee times, golf events, and dining. With its low taxes, competitive real estate prices and tranquil location, Rio Verde appeals to primary and vacation homeowners. Comprised of custom-built homes, townhomes and villas in a wide range of prices, Rio Verde is a low-density, master-planned enclave with large lots highlighted by golf course, mountain or desert views.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 680-plus locations around the globe, including managing 665-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 630-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, Casa Verde Golf, and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. For additional news and information, visit

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