The 19thAnnual Covenant House Cup kicked off on November 6, and it was another successful year of fundraising to benefit runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth. Consisting of a golfing and fishing tournament, the event was founded by Keith Koenig in memorial of his brother Kevin. Each year, the crowds and sponsors gather for a great cause, capped off by a dinner and awards to the top fishers and golfers.
Covenant House Florida provides shelters in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando that represent safety and hope for youth under the age of 21, including teen parents and their babies. Welcoming each and every youth in need of help, they offer basic care and services that include shelter, safety, hot meals, and clean clothing. Also available at both Florida locations are health clinics, parenting and prenatal education, counseling, drug and alcohol recovery, GED and life skills classes, job readiness and placement services, transitional and long-term housing, street outreach, and access to child care.
The goal is to reunite these young people with their families when possible, or transition them to another stable environment. Since opening their doors in September 1985, Covenant House has sheltered over 35,000 different individual youth in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando combined.