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The Youth Center’s inclusive tournament united kids, parents and grandparents through a game of golf

The Youth Center’s Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament at Rio Hondo Golf Club was a huge success! Unlike most golf tournaments, golfers were encouraged to sign their kids up for the opportunity to play on a team and gain tournament experience.

Event sponsor, The Long Beach Youth Golf League put together a team to play in the tournament, giving young golfers the rare experience of playing in a tournament and most importantly, having a lot of fun!

Proceeds raised from the tournament support the Youth Center’s Scholarship Fund for low-income families.

“Our tournament was unique in that it was open to everyone regardless of age,” said Lina Lumme, Executive Director of The Youth Center. “Three generations played together to raise money for a great cause. The kids loved it, and they all said they want to continue practicing for next year,” she exclaimed.

Teams included: Egan’s Foursome, Mike McCrary’s Foursome, Kunkel’s Foursome, David Walker’s Group, Awesome Foursome, Party of Fore, Four Players, Vero, Fore Hackers, Forehan Foresome, Fine Fearsome Foursome, Southland Credit Union, Shapiros All, Bill Shelton Foursome, The Close Enoughs, Up to Par, Santa Fe Chieftain Alumni, Ronnie Garcia’s Foursome and Luie Rodriquez’s.

Event sponsors included Title Sponsor, SA Recycling, Eagle Sponsors, Southland Credit Union and Pacific Premier Bank, along with Sponsors: Patricia Adams, Edward Jones, Golden State Water Company, CellMark, Long Beach Youth Golf League, Landon HR Consulting, The Seal Beach Lions Club, Keystone Realty Group, Los Alamitos Pediatric Medical Group, Inc., CHOC, Dr. Wendy Grose, DNP, State Farm and Westmont of Cypress.

The Youth Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform children’s lives one family at a time through collaborative social, educational and recreational programs. Since the birth of The Youth Center in 1952, The Youth Center has been honored to establish valuable partnerships within the community and acknowledges their critical importance in the organization’s current and future success. For additional information on The Youth Center, please call (562) 493-4043 or visit www.TheYouthCenter.org.

Pictured above is a Youth Foursome during the event. This was their first official entry in a real tournament. Courtesy photo.
Pictured above is a Youth Foursome during the event. This was their first official entry in a real tournament. Courtesy photo.
This article was released by The Youth Center.