Boys & Girls Clubs Announces First Cecil County Golf Tournament

 

 

Organization partners with Elkton Rotary to benefit Cecil County’s young people

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties proudly announces its partnership with the Elkton Rotary Club for its inaugural Cecil County Golf Tournament taking place on Monday, June 4 at the Patriots Glen National Golf Club (300 Patriots Way, Elkton, MD 21921). Proceeds from the event will directly benefit services for the youth of Cecil County.

“The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is very much aligned with the focus areas of our organization,” says Cathy Lenhoff, president of the Elkton Rotary Club. “In the past we’ve made donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs to support their mission; through this golf tournament we hope to take our involvement another step further and help make a larger impact for the youth in our community who need more services,” she adds.

The Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties, Derek DeWitt, is a vocal advocate of the importance of Cecil community partnerships such as the Rotary in expanding the Clubs’ services. “We are honored the Elkton Rotary recognizes the critical role the Clubs serve and shares our priority to help our kids achieve greater outcomes and ultimately great futures,” explains DeWitt.

The need for the Club’s services is significant. According to the Cecil County Community Needs Assessment, illicit drug use has increased exponentially over the last five to eight years, and Cecil teens are particularly vulnerable. The Clubs change the dynamic for Cecil teens by providing transformational life experiences. Youth partake in STEM experiments, enjoy recreational #WeOwnFriday activities (a program that creates a safe space for teens to hang out on Friday nights) and tackle community needs by planning events through Keystone and Torch Clubs, which are designed to build tomorrow’s leaders. Success is within reach for every youth who walks through the Boys & Girls Club doors. By supporting the Cecil County Golf Tournament, the community can make a positive impact on Cecil County youth ages 6-18.

“In our first year of the tournament, we are looking forward to engaging members of the community and educating them on the important mission of Boys & Girls Clubs,” says Brian Heinbaugh, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Cecil County’s board of directors. “Myself and the rest of the Board are also very excited for this new partnership with the Elkton Rotary, and hope to build a strong relationship with them for years to come so we may continue to reach more of Cecil County’s youth.”

Event check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. with registration and breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. Golfers may register foursomes for a “captain’s choice” round of golf at $100 per person. Event registration includes free beer, sodas, breakfast, lunch, dinner and awards ceremony.  A cash bar will also be available to purchase alcohol.

To register for the event, visit www.bgcharfordcecil.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact Jerry Lacey, event organizer, at 410-272-000 or laceyjerry@gmail.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties inspires and enables all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Established in 1990, the organization now serves more than 7,000 youth per year and operates Clubs in Aberdeen, Bel Air, Charlestown, Edgewood, Elkton, Havre de Grace, North East and Magnolia Middle School, as well as summer programs at Camp Hidden Valley and the Aberdeen Swim Club. The Club is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 and provides positive youth development programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Health & Life Skills; Education & Career Development; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

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