Youth on Course Raises $26,000 During ‘Day of Giving’
Youth on Course raised $26,215 during “Day of Giving,” continuing its commitment to provide youth with affordable access to golf.
The campaign is designed to aid with “YOC Day” – allowing members to play at participating facilities for just one dollar. The organization’s goal of $25,000 was a $15,000 increase from last year and total donations increased more than 50% compared to 2017.
“Our members, partners, supporters and staff are instrumental in making ‘YOC Day’ our most impactful day of the year,” says Adam Heieck, Youth on Course Executive Director. “As we continue to expand our membership and partnership base, we are able to provide more young people with access to affordable golf, which is our ultimate purpose.”
While “YOC Day” allows members to play golf for just $1 per round, Youth on Course members can play golf on any other day of the year for $5 or less at participating facilities in 26 states and regions.
These events help further spread the message of golf’s physical, social and mental benefits to YOC’s growing membership. In addition to subsidized rounds, the organization also facilitates paid internships, a caddie program and college scholarships. Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, Youth on Course has awarded 222 students with scholarships totaling more than $1.4 million in financial support. The current Youth on Course scholarship retention rate is ninety-eight percent, with 53 students already graduated.