BG community concert, charity golf outing to benefit Alicia’s Voice


The 3rd Annual Alicia’s Voice Charity Golf Outing will be held June17 at Stone Ridge Golf Course in
Bowling Green.
Check-in will be at 12:30 p.m. and tee off will be at 1. There will be a $100 entry fee per player. This
will include 18 holes of golf, cart, prizes and dinner.
The dinner-only fee is $25.
This event will be a scramble format with a shotgun start. It will be men, women, or mixed foursomes. All
skill levels will be welcome and there will also be celebrity golf holes.
Prizes will be awarded for lowest team score, closest to the pin and men and women’s longest drive.
All proceeds from this tournament will benefit "Alicia’s Voice – Citizens against Domestic
Violence." The event will double as a celebration for the first anniversary of the opening of the
Center for Access to Safety and Justice.
This safe haven provides access to all necessary legal, medical and support services for the victims of
abuse. The group also offers educational activities to local schools and organizations and promotes
community and legislative awareness of domestic violence issues.
Alicia’s Voice was founded April 8, 2007, just 10 days after Bowling Green resident Alicia Castillon was
murdered in her home along with her friend, John Mitchell.
Since the inception of Alicia’s Voice over 160 women and their children have come through the center’s
doors to receive much-needed help.
"The majority of homicides in Wood County have been the result of domestic violence," noted
Kathy Newlove, who founded Alicia’s Voice in her daughter’s name. "We believe it’s time for a
Those who don’t golf, or are unable to attend the golf outing, are invited to consider a donation to
Alicia’s Voice. All donations are tax deductible.
Also on June 20, a Saturday, Alicia’s Voice will be sponsoring a Community Concert to be held in the
Bowling Green City Park from noon until 6 p.m.
Six local bands will be featured. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music of Rod’s
Collision, JoeBob Duda, Exit 179, Light Brown Jimmy, Local Delivery and Tim Greene.
There will be also be face painting and balloon animals for the kids along with Franks Fries Concessions
for food. Alicia’s Voice items will be available for sale, as well as a donation station to help victims
of domestic violence in Wood County.
The concert is the brainchild of Bowling Green native Tom Lambert. a fan of the city’s rich tradition of
local bands and individual musicians.
"The Black Swamp Arts Festival, while it affords all of us a unique chance to see live bands outside
of bars, showcases some great talent gathered mostly from other places," Lambert noted. "At
the last (festival) I had an idea about how to put together a musical show with strictly local bands
that would also be free for the Bowling Green public and perhaps benefit some specific cause within our
community as well.
"Having believed in Alicia’s Voice since its beginning, I thought of how we might incorporate one
with the other."
As of the local bands contacted signed on with a resounding "yes" to the idea of making
Alicia’s Voice the sole beneficiary of this month’s show.
"This City Park Alicia’s Voice Community Concert is a way for these Bowling Green musicians to give
back to the community through their particular style of music."
Each group scheduled "has a desire to show not only their support for Alicia’s Voice but also to the
community that strongly supports their music throughout the year."
Lambert hopes the concert will be more than merely a time for an eclectic mix of artists to come together
for a worthy common cause.
"It perhaps could be the start of an annual event that spotlights the serious issue of domestic
violence with a dedicated day of music and fun."
To schedule a team for the golf outing, call Tom Newlove at (419) 354-4314 or for details about any of
the other events go to

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