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Rio Verde Country Club's Women's Golf Association raises $44,000 for The Sojourner Center

Rio Verde, Ariz. (April 19, 2023) – Rio Verde Country Club’s Women’s Golf Association (WGA), in partnership with the Rio Verde 9ers golf league, raised $44,000 for The Sojourner Center through its fifth annual WGA Charity Event. The Sojourner Center, a Phoenix-based safe haven, helps nearly 10,000 individuals in the community each year and provides shelter to an average of 1,000 individuals per year, of those 50 percent are children and 48 percent of those children are under the age of five.  

The WGA’s Annual Charity Event included a golf outing and luncheon held on March 7th as well as an online auction, raffle and live auction on the day of the event. Money was raised through golf entry fees, an online auction, raffle tickets, live auction items, cash donations, golf hole sponsorships and on-course contests. The golf and luncheon event included 124 women playing on Rio Verde Country Club’s two 18-hole golf courses as well as another 20 women who came to the luncheon but did not golf. In addition to the funds raised, the generous members of the community and golf club donated enough personal hygiene products to fill the back of two SUVS.  

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According to the Sojourner Center, funds will be used to renovate the children’s playground adjacent to the child development center.  

“The Sojourner Center is near and dear to the hearts of Rio Verde golf members and residents,” said Susan Allbright, co-chair of the 2023 event. “Over the past five years we have raised nearly $152,000 for Sojourner Center! It is our goal to raise needed funds and create awareness of the nonprofit’s vital role in our community.  Today, our efforts encompass support from all Rio Verde women golf associations and community members – women helping women.”

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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. 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. To learn more about Sojourner Center go to

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 and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 740-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-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, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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