Arizona golf tournament will raise money for the Amber Alert program

Posted at 5:59 AM, May 05, 2017

An Arizona golf tournament set to take place Friday will raise money for the Amber Alert program. 

It's put on by the Arizona Broadcasters Association and is the main source of funding for the program. It's a multi-agency agreement between ADOT, DPS, ABA and the Arizona Lottery. 

The Arizona Amber Alert program has issued 92 alerts since its inception and 91 of those cases were resolved. The one open case is that of Jhessye Shockley. 

DPS Trooper Chrystal Moore says when an Amber Alert is issued, authorities are racing against the clock. "The first three hours is the most important" in recovering a child. 

The tournament registration is closed. ABA officials say they're hoping to raise more than $10,000 for the program.