TPC ROSE selects Jacob Wetterling Resource Center as 2017 beneficiary

TPC ROSE, a group of about 70 philanthropic women members of TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, has selected Jacob Wetterling Resource Center as its 2017 beneficiary.

TPC ROSE has selected Jacob Wetterling Resource Center as its 2017 beneficiary. Pictured are TPC ROSE member Tracy Peck with Jacob Wetterling Resource Center staff Alison Feigh, Jane Straub, Stephanie Randolph, Danielle Luckner, and Kari Christenson. Photo submitted
TPC ROSE has selected Jacob Wetterling Resource Center as its 2017 beneficiary. Pictured are TPC ROSE member Tracy Peck with Jacob Wetterling Resource Center staff Alison Feigh, Jane Straub, Stephanie Randolph, Danielle Luckner, and Kari Christenson. Photo submitted

The mission of Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is to end all forms of child maltreatment through education, training and prevention, while advocating for and serving children, adult survivors and communities.

The proactive approach fits with the TPC ROSE mission to reach out, empower and serve, according to Sandra Crane, TPC ROSE president.

“A child’s job is to explore the world; an adult’s job is to keep children safe,” Crane said. “TPC ROSE women, and our community of generous supporters, want to help in a number of ways, like providing ‘Empower Me’ kits to elementary schools in the north metro and supporting victim assistance resources for all ages throughout Minnesota and beyond.”

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center responds to more than 2,600 requests for victim assistance each year. Since last September when the mystery of Jacob’s abduction was solved, the number of requests for help or education has skyrocketed, according to Kari Christenson, director of Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, a program of Gundersen Health System.

“Funds from TPC ROSE will help us get out of reactionary mode to offer services before there is a need for response to abuse or maltreatment,” Christenson said.

As in past years, TPC ROSE will host events to raise awareness and funds. Four fundraising events are planned and open to the public.

-Handbag Bingo. TPC ROSE and TPC Twin Cities are sponsoring Handbag Bingo, Mondays, April 24 and Oct. 23, 7 p.m. games start, at TPC Twin Cities, 11444 Tournament Players Parkway, Blaine. Bring $30 cash to play plus extra for raffles. Appetizer baskets will be available for purchase.

-Golf event for women, Tuesday, Aug. 22.

-Moonlight Gala, Saturday, Nov. 18.

Details for the events will be at www.TPCROSE.com.

On Dec. 12 a check will be presented to Jacob Wetterling Resource Center with the proceeds from the year’s events.

About TPC ROSE

ROSE stands for reach out, serve, empower. TPC ROSE is a group of about 70 highly motivated, caring TPC Twin Cities women members who share a commitment to make a difference in the community. Each year, the group hosts fundraisers to support a selected local nonprofit. Since founding in 2008, the group has raised more than $700,000 for area causes. Learn about sponsorship opportunities and more at www.TPCROSE.com.

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