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Golf tournament raises $10,000 for local Crime Stoppers group

Golf tournament raises $10,000 for local Crime Stoppers group
August 07
12:42 2019

Members of Crime Stoppers, local law enforcement and the owners and staff of Copperleaf Properties were on hand Monday afternoon for a presentation of $10,000 to Stephens County TX Crime Stoppers. The money was raised through a charity golf tournament organized and hosted by Coppeleaf Properties at the end of July.

During the ceremony, Carolyn Moore, co-owner of Copperleaf Properties, thanked her team for doing an outstanding job getting the community behind the event to raise the money. “The town opened their hearts to the event because it was for Crime Stoppers,” she said.

Moore said they had over 44 sponsors that donated money for the event and others that donated items to be sold in the silent auction.

“We had 39 teams there. We actually had a waiting list to get into the event, so that was awesome,” she said. “We had numerous volunteers, which was great. The volunteers, they worked so hard, it was so hot. That was great; they showed up and did a great job out there.”

She said, the community backed the event and that even after the event was over,  they were still getting donation checks the next day.

“Actually the people that we hired to help us with the event, cook the food, the venue and different things, when we went to go pay them, they actually gave us their check back. They wouldn’t even accept it.  So that was awesome,” Moore said.

She said there were also several golfers who donated their winnings from the tournament back to Crime Stoppers.

When Virgil Moore, president of Stephens County TX Crime Stoppers, accepted the check, he thanked Copperleaf for their support and all the work they put into the event.

“This is just is amazing, and we thank you so much. I know you put in a tremendous amount of work” he said. “And, we thank the community and all the sponsors that made this possible.”

Virgil Moore told the audience their organization thinks Crime Stoppers is already making a big difference in fighting crime in Stephens County. He said of the 10 people whose photos have been posted on their website and Facebook page, eight are now in custody.

“I think we arrested five in Breckenridge, two outside of Stephens County. And, one person said because of all the heat that Crime Stoppers had created, they just turned themselves in,” he said. “So it’s working great. With this money, it’s going to be even better.”

All the money raised from the golf tournament is going to be used to pay rewards for tips, Moore said. To give a tip to Crime Stoppers, call 877-500-TIPS or go to their website at www.877500TIPS.com.

Coverage of Monday’s donation ceremony to Stephens County TX Crime Stoppers by Copperleaf Properties was streamed on Facebook Live. Video of the presentation can be seen on the Copperleaf and Crime Stoppers‘ Facebook pages.(Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Carolyn Moore, co-owner of Copperleaf Properties, presents a check for $10,000 to Virgil Moore, president of Stephens County TX Crime Stoppers, on Monday, Aug. 5. The money was raised from a charity golf tournament hosted by Copperleaf. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan) 

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