The 24th Annual Topeka Youth Project Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament will take place Friday, June 03, 2022, at Shawnee Country Club. The tournament is sponsored by Reser’s Fine Foods and other local organizations.
Registration will begin at 7:00 AM for the 4 Person Scramble format tournament. Breakfast and coffee provided during registration. Shotgun start is at 8:00 AM.
Lunch will be served after the tournament. Prizes include $1,000 for the 1st place team, Women’s longest drive, as well as Men’s Longest Drive, Women’s Longest Drive and closest to pin. Silent Auction, $5 Raffle, 50/50 raffle and a fun new game to help you improve your putting distance.
Entry Fees, which Include Green Fees, Cart Rental, Beverages and Lunch, are $400 for a team. Additional packages available including 2 Mulligans & Gary Woodland Drive. Individual Golfers may enter for $100.
Topeka Youth Project (TYP) is a 501 C3 grassroots organization and has been serving the youth ages 14-21 in our community since 1983. Their Mission is to empower youth in our community to become productive and responsible adults.
Jobs for Young Adults (JYA) is the backbone of TYP and has served over 6,000 young adults. JYA is an employment/life skills program teaching financial literacy, interview skills, resume writing and skills to build a positive future. Guiding our future leaders into careers they love.
Youth Court is another great program that benefits local youth and helps prepare them for adulthood. The Youth Court program is youth-led and youth-driven by 13- to 18-year-old students. The youth are the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, jurors, bailiff, court clerk and defendants. They hear cases of first-time traffic offenders with misdemeanor charges. As a juror, the youth decide the sanctions to be imposed upon the offender. Sanctions can range from community service, written or oral apologies, essays related to the offense and/or improving grades. Participants serve as a juror in 2 future cases.
The funds from the golf tournament are invested directly into the programs of the Topeka Youth Project, where administration costs are only 10% of the budget. If you would like to support the youth in the community by donating or participating in the golf tournament, call 785-273-4141, or go to Topekayouthproject.com.
–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice