Going Beyond Borders hosts event benefiting the Women’s and Children’s Shelter

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The chartiy(Photo courtesy of Provo Beach Resort)

The Charity Family Event will be held at the Provo Beach Resort. For $40 for adults and $30 for children, people can enjoy all the activities at the Provo Beach Resort, including the ropes course. (Photo courtesy of Provo Beach Resort)

PROVO — Going Beyond Borders is hosting a charity event on Thursday, Sept. 26th, to raise money for the Provo Women and Children’s Shelter at the Provo Beach Resort.

Attendees will enjoy the many activities available at the Provo Beach Resort including the ropes course, carnival games, surfing and more.

“Provo Beach was the perfect choice for our family charity event this year,” said Kate Brotherson, founder of Going Beyond Borders, in a press release. “They have been extremely generous in opening their doors to us for our event this year and we look forward to having a fantastic time while still raising money for such a great cause.”

In past years, Going Beyond Borders has done work in Belize and Kenya. This year, Going Beyond Borders decided to stay local. A post in August on the Going Beyond Borders website explained why they decided to serve locally this year.

“We have chosen the Provo Women and Children’s Shelter,” the post said. “Because of decreased government funds, they are in desperate need of our help. Many women and children flee their abusive situation and find a safe place at the Provo Women’s Shelter. Because of the seriousness of their circumstance, many leave with only what can fit in their car and sometimes with nothing.”

The money raised from the Charity Family Event will go towards a high-tech security system for the shelter, a playground, 28 mattresses, mattress pads, washers/dryers and more.

Tickets cost $40 for adults and $30 for children.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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