YMCA Hosts Golf Tournament To Benefit Youth Programs And Scholarships

At the 2017 tournament, from left, Gabriela BeLongé, Roger Waterman, Emily McGay Waterman and Shay Kendricks. Courtesy/YMCA

At the 2016 tournament, from left, Dave Smith, Alex Kirk, Mhairi Smith and Paul Daly. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA hosts its annual golf tournament Friday, June 1 at the Los Alamos Golf Course and space is available for additional golfers.

Tournament presenting sponsors are Kelly Myers of ReMax First, Lou Santoro of State Farm Insurance and Sam and Shay Kendricks.

“We have a great time each year, and we’re doing something so worthwhile at the same time — raising money so every child can be a part of the Y, no matter what their ability is to pay,” said Y Board member and tournament director Matt Schmidt.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start and concludes with a BBQ lunch and awards and prizes presentation at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square. Early registration discount is $85 per player and includes: team golf carts; Hole-In-One try for a 2018 Jeep from Desert Sun of Española; BBQ lunch ticket; free drink ticket; Net & Gross score winners and raffle drawings; $25 is the charitable value of each registration. Day of tournament registration is $95.

Registration will be available online up until May 31 at https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/the-family-ymca-annual-golf-classic or in person at the YMCA at 1450 Iris St.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament supports the Y’s 2018 Annual Campaign. Through the Annual Campaign, the Y distributed more then $126,000 in financial assistance to more than 300 qualifying individuals and families in 2017. This enabled more than 200 children to have a safe, enriching environment for childcare, after school care, summer camp, youth sports/recreation, as well as adults to participate in programs that promote healthy living. Additionally, funds also supported more than $46,000 to support the Y teen centers and teen programming, supporting 2,500 teens.

About The Family YMCA

The Y was founded in Los Alamos by volunteers in 1955 who recognized a need for family recreational programs in the isolated community. Its mission is to focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, and to ensure access to all through financial assistance. In 2017, the Y served 8,000 individuals, of which 3,700 were youth and teens. Through fundraising, support from donors and with assistance from United Way-Northern New Mexico-Los Alamos, it supported 300 people with financial assistance totaling $126,000. See laymca.org for more information.

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