Last week, Simon Youth Foundation benefited from the 6th Annual Tees for Education golf scramble to raise funds for its two major initiatives: Simon Youth Academies and Simon Youth Scholarships. While there was much to celebrate as our foursomes hit the links at The Legends of Indiana Golf Club, we consider these FORE to be among the top:
1. Raised awareness about SYF’s work: On the greens and in between swings, SYF staff members were able to educate participants about the important work we are doing to ignite hope through educational opportunities for students who are at risk of dropping out of high school.
2. Raised significant funds for scholarships: This year’s event raised a record-breaking $34,000, allowing us to provide more scholarships to more students who are on their journey toward lifetime success and achievement.
3. Made new friends who are igniting hope: Tees for Education brings out an extremely generous group of supporters, including corporate donors, sponsors and individuals from across the country. We appreciate the support of so many sponsors – those who join us year after year, and those who joined us for the first time. A special thank you to our Title Sponsor: Simplex Grinnell and Eagle Sponsors: Hayes and Sons and VCC.
4. Made a difference in the lives of students:
In the time it took this year’s golfers to play their round, more than 450 high school students dropped out of high school. Simon Youth Foundation answers this epidemic through our programs that help youth graduate, develop life skills, and pursue post-secondary education career paths.
Our special thanks to Beth Jennings and Jack Johnson who were tireless volunteer co-chairs for this event. This year takes on a special meaning to us as Simon Youth Foundation celebrates its 15th Anniversary, its 10,000th graduate and surpasses the milestone of providing more than $10 million in scholarships. Thank you for being a part of that – on and off the greens!
More about Simon Youth Foundation programs and events can be found at syf.org