The first annual “Clubs for Kids” Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, at Youngstown Country Club, 1402 Country Club Drive in Youngstown.
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, presentation of prizes, and silent auction. A limited number of team sponsorships and reception-only tickets are available. Silent auction prizes include a Myrtle Beach golf vacation package, a YSU football game day package including breakfast with the team and sideline passes, four Cleveland Indians Terrace Club passes, a Firestone Country Club golf/lunch package, two round-trip Air Tran airline tickets (up to $1,000 value), and much more.
Prior to the adult event, a Youth Clinic, sponsored by the Tod Family Foundation will be held from 9 a.m until 11 a.m. The youth clinic will feature three stations for young golfers in three age groups; 6 – 8 years, 9 – 11 years, and 12 – 14 years. The youth 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 Clubs for Kids Youth Clinic will conclude with lunch and each young golfer will receive a goodie bag, $20 gift certificate, and prizes. Cost for the Youth Clinic is $10 per participant.
Event sponsors include Tod Family Foundation, Youth Clinic Sponsor; Farmer’s National Bank, Farmer’s Trust, and the Jane Lamb Charitable Foundation, Cocktail Reception sponsors; Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell LTD, W.E. Bliss Foundation, and Preston Auto/Toyota Boardman, Major Corporate Sponsors; Huntington Bank and Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, lunch sponsors; and Albco Foundry and Machine, Brouse McDowell, the DeBartolo Corporation, Eye Care Associates, First National Bank, Charlotte Gelhaar, Atty. James Gentile, Hill Barth & King, HMHP Development Foundation, Marucci Gaffney Excavating, Merrill Lynch, Olsavsky Jaminet Architects, Partner’s Insurance, Refresh Dental/Dental Express, Dr. Elena Rossi, University Electric, WFMJ Television, WKBN/WYTV/WYFX/MyYTV.
The “Clubs for Kids” Golf Classic committee includes Paul and Sallie Tod Dutton, honorary chairs, Susan Berny and Gregg Strollo, co-chairs, and Dr. John Babyak, Julie Costas, Georgia D’Andrea, Dr. Robert Gerberry, Julie Ginnis, Donna Hayat, Paula Jakubek, Ray Jaminet, Gayle Kelly, Mike Lesch, Raquel Pacheco, Dr. David Ritchie, Dr. Elena Rossi, Earl Runcan, Suzyn Schwebel-Epstein, Joe Staffeld and Amanda Watanakunakorn.
Call JoAnn Stock, Akron Children’s Director of Development at 330.746.9122 or visit www.akronchildrens.org/mv for registration and more information about the day’s activities.
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