State University of New York leaders, golf fans and even professional golfers are getting into the act to assemble comfort kits for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in the community.

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SUNY’s Got Your Back and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open is scheduled to pack 5,000 kits containing items ranging from personal hygiene products to pens and note pads.  The kits also include information about support services and legal rights along with a message of encouragement from the volunteers.

Last week, SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson challenged the program to pack its 100,000th kit by the end of the year, a bar that may have to be raised considering the 75,000th kit was expected to be filled at around 2:30 p.m August 15 at EnJoie Golf Clubin Endicott.

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