Clubs for Kids Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley

Clubs for Kids Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children’s


The 4th annual Clubs for Kids Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will be held Friday, Aug. 1 at The Youngstown Country Club.

Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. and the golf tournament will begin at noon. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception, dinner, presentation of prizes and a silent auction. A limited number of team sponsorships and reception-only tickets are available. The Clubs for Kids Golf Classic, which has become one of the premiere golf events in the area, has raised more than $150,000 in the past three years for Akron Children’s local programs and services.

Prior to the adult event, The Clubs for Kids Youth Clinic, sponsored by the Tod Family Foundation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. It will feature three stations for young golfers in three age groups; 6 – 8 years, 9 – 11 years, and 12 – 14 years. The clinic will include an observation station focusing on grip, stance, posture and alignment; a hands-on chipping and pitching instruction station, and a putting contest. The clinic will conclude with lunch and each young golfer will receive a goodie bag. Cost is $10 per participant.

Event sponsors include the Tod Family Foundation, youth clinic sponsor; Farmers National Bank and Farmers Trust Company, cocktail reception sponsors; the Charles & Alice Schmutz Foundation, dinner sponsor; Huntington Bank, corporate sponsor; Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation, corporate sponsor; Preston Auto Group, corporate sponsor; Bob & Chuck Eddy Chrysler Dodge Jeep, lunch sponsor; Philip H. Maynard, lunch sponsor; Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, lunch sponsor; and A.F. Necastro, A.P. O’Horo Company, Cohen & Company, The DeBartolo Corporation, Gasser Chair, Hanger Clinic, Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Healthridge Medical Center, Homecare with Heart, Dr. Elena Rossi, Simon Roofing, Strollo Architects, Talmer Bank & Trust, WFMJ Television and York Mahoning Mechanical Contractors, team sponsors.

The “Clubs for Kids” Golf Classic committee includes Reid and Judy Schmutz, Jim and Linda Sisek and David Tod II, honorary chairs; along with Susan Berny, Kim Brauer, Ray Calcagni, Jean Clacko, Betty Cmil, Julie Costas, Roseann Cullen, Georgia D’Andrea, Heather Davis, D.J. Depp, Mary Dulay, Gayle Kelly, Margaret Nigro, Patty Preston, Alyssa Preston, Judy Rafoth, Karen Rolfe, Sperry Rongone, Dr. Elena Rossi, Debbie Shattuck, Lois Smith, Gregg Strollo, Cheryl Tarantino, Kelly Verostko, Amanda Watanakunakorn, Pattie Welsh and Marilyn Wurst and staff members JoAnn Stock, Allison Engstrom and Candace Madden.

Call 330-746-9122 or visit for registration and additional information about the day’s activities.


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