Rio Verde, Ariz. (May 19, 2021) – Rio Verde Country Club’s Women’s Golf Association (WGA), in partnership with the Rio Verde 9ers golf league, raised more than $33,000 for The Sojourner Center through its third annual WGA Charity Event. In addition, the Women’s Golf Association also donated 300-plus clothing items and seven boxes of children’s books to The Sojourner Center, a Phoenix-based safe haven providing shelter and support services to more than 60,000 adults and children affected by domestic violence.

The WGA’s Annual Charity Event included a golf outing and luncheon held on March 16th as well as an online auction that was open for one week. Money was raised through golf outing entry fees, the sale of silent auction and online auction items, cash donations, golf hole sponsorships and on-course contests. The golf event, which was promoted as “Women Helping Women,” included 115 women playing on Rio Verde Country Club’s two 18-hole golf courses.

“The entire Rio Verde Community stepped up to help The Sojourner Center,” said Laura Doerfler, chairperson for the 2021 Rio Verde WGA Charity Event. “The $33,000 donation is a 58 percent increase over 2020 and a 120 percent increase from 2019. The money raised will help eight to nine families for six months, which is truly life changing!”

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. Annually, The Sojourner Center provides shelter service to an average of 1,000 individuals – approximately 50 percent are children and 48 percent of the children are under the age of 5.  Services include emergency and transitional housing, children and youth services, a childhood development center and a pet companion shelter.

Rio Verde Country Club
White Wing #6, Par 3
Rio Verde, Arizona

“The golf event and success of the online auction could not have happened without the dedication of the Rio Verde Country Club staff along with the women (and a few men) from Rio Verde,” added Doerfler. “No obstacle was too big (and there were a few bumps in the road) for this amazing group of women.”

For more information about Rio Verde, visit or call 877-746-8373.

 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 management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. 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 more than 620-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, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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