Proceeds will benefit families of fallen police officers
Feb. 24, 2017
The McDavid Group, a comprehensive variable operations support and training company based in Stuart, Fla., has donated $90,000 to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), a national organization that provides resources to help survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty. Donated funds will support Hands-On Programs, counseling services, scholarships, trainings for law enforcement agencies and other programs to help surviving family members and co-workers rebuild their shattered lives.
Funds were raised through the inaugural Golf for C.O.P.S. fundraiser, held December 12, 2016 at the Tequesta Country Club. Twenty-two teams participated. Celebrity attendees included golfers such as Donnie Hammond, Freddy Gibson, James Smith, Mike Donald, Chris Wiatr, James “Jeb” Buchanan, Matt Dubrowski, Russ Cochran and Jeremy Walsh; football players Vince Papale, Bob Brudzinski, Woody Bennet, Darryl Williams and Bryan Schwartz; baseball players Heathcliff Slocumb and Jim Lyttle; jai-alai player Joey Cornblit; and basketball player James Jones.
Jim McDavid, President of The McDavid Group, organized the tournament to raise funds and awareness for the services provided by C.O.P.S.
"Every day, our law enforcement officers wake up, say goodbye to their families, and head to work not knowing whether or not they will return home,” said McDavid. “The effect on a family when an officer loses his life is catastrophic. There is the emotional devastation, not to mention the massive financial burden. My goal is to provide emotional and financial support through Golf for C.O.P.S. so the families of our fallen officers know they are not alone, their sacrifice will not be forgotten, and they will not be forgotten.”
McDavid’s goal is to donate $300,000 in the tournament’s second year with the support of corporate sponsors — a commitment that will make a significant impact on families around the country.
“The attacks on law enforcement have been unprecedented. As a result of the increase in line-of-duty deaths, the C.O.P.S. membership of survivors is increasing at a rapid rate,” said Dianne Bernhard, Executive Director of C.O.P.S. “With the help of donors and fundraisers like The McDavid Group and the Golf for C.O.P.S. tournament, we are able to assist law enforcement survivors at no cost, as the price they have paid is already too high.”
The 2017 tournament will be held December 11. Registration will open July 1. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
About The McDavid Group:
The McDavid Group (TMG) is a comprehensive variable operations support and training company that helps automobile dealers increase sales, sales efficiency and finance income through improved processes and accountability. In addition, TMG is a turnkey reinsurance shop, allowing dealers to capitalize on the underwriting profits and investment income of the reinsurance product offered by the dealership. For more information, visit themcdavidgroup.com.
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is a nationwide not-for-profit organization with 52 Chapters across the country. Members of C.O.P.S. are always prepared to help survivors when they need it, where they need it. The organization’s mission has always been to “rebuild shattered lives” of the survivors. C.O.P.S. has a membership comprised of more than 37,000 people who have identified themselves as survivors nationwide. Unfortunately, that membership continues to grow as an average of 140-160 law enforcement officers are killed every year in the line of duty. For more information, visit nationalcops.org.