LAS VEGAS, March 27, 2014 – Henry’s Place Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2006 to honor Las Vegas Metro Sergeant Henry Prendes who gave his life protecting his hometown community, will host the 8th Annual Henry Prendes Charity Golf Classic at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. Registration is open now.
Proceeds from the tournament will be applied towards construction on the 14-acre camp facility in Cedar City, UT currently being developed for the Las Vegas Valley’s at-risk youth.
This year’s tournament welcomes back the participation and support of LVMPD Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie and golf pro Mike Dobbyn, who holds the Guinness Book of World Records’ Long Drive record of 551 yards. An awards ceremony; luncheon and auction/prize raffle round out the afternoon.
“We have made incredible progress over this last year at the site,” explained Dawn Prendes, Henry’s widow and Founder of Henry’s Place. “After finally obtaining the necessary permits and approvals, we officially broke ground last October and partnered with a private water system across the road to bring water to Henry’s Place.”
February 1, 2014 marked the eighth anniversary of the death of Sgt. Prendes. At the time of his death, Sgt. Prendes was the first Metro police officer killed in the line of duty in Las Vegas in 18 years. His story continues to receive national attention and has even been published in three books: Uncensored Grace by Jud Wilhite, True Blue by Lt. Randy Sutton, and (in French) Au Coeur de L’action: Police Americane by Sebastien Fremont. His legacy lives on through Henry’s Place Foundation and the youth camp facility, and our U.S. Congress passed The “Sergeant Henry Prendes Memorial Act of 2006” to increase penalties for individuals who kill or conspire to kill police officers.
Individuals can register for $225 and foursomes are $800. A portion of the registration fees are tax deductible. The tournament is open to all ages. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To register for the tournament, or for more information, please visit henrysplace.org or call 702-296-5078.