Johnston, IA-6/17/2013-Youth Homes of Mid-America’s 16th Annual Golf Classic, held Monday, June 10th, netting over $60,000, the most successful in YHMA history. The golf outing, which benefited the children and families of YHMA, brought 140 golfers, some traveling from out-of-town to attend the event at Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk.
Participants were served a lunch buffet before they teed-off for 18 holes of four-person, best ball golf on the Ridge and Vale courses. First Place winners of the first flight were Kevin Henter, Scott Cook, Ron Grubb, and Scott Hart and first place winners of the second flight were Mark Youngers, Kyle Greening, Chris Kyhl, and Tom Hobt. Longest Drive for the men was Doug Ecklund and for the women was Linda Rosky.
Event Sponsors included Casey’s General Store, Hy-Vee, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Burke Corporation, Dupont-Pioneer, Ruan Transportation, Nationwide, Manatt’s, BlueStone Project Management, BlueStone Engineering, Star Equipment, Jim & Patty Cownie, Bill & Sue Burke, and Allied Travel. Additionally, 45 companies, organizations, and individuals were tee-sign sponsors. Many others contributed silent auction items and raffle prizes.
The annual event began in 1998 and over the course of 16 years has generated a combined net income of $550,000 for the organization.
Youth Homes of Mid-America is a non-profit social service agency serving both young men and young women that offers individualized structured programs and services for children and families with behavioral, emotional, and educational difficulties. YHMA maintains a focus on strengthening family life, re-establishing the self-worth of the individual, and teaching basic skills for living in the community. YHMA has been providing services to Iowa youth and families since 1943.
For additional information, contact Wendy Ingham at 515-276-3473, ext 205.