The 22nd Annual Topeka Youth Project Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament has been moved to Friday, July 17, 2020, at Village Greens Golf Course in Ozawkie. The tournament is sponsored by Reser’s Fine Foods and other local organizations.
Registration will begin at 7:30 AM for the 4 Person Scramble format tournament. Breakfast burritos will be furnished along with drinks. Shotgun start is at 8:00 AM.
Lunch will be served after the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for 2 flights and 2 places, as well as Men’s Longest Drive, Women’s Longest Drive and Most Unusual Golfing Attire. There will also be two $500 Cash Prizes for Closest to the Pin awarded.
Entry fees, which include green fees, cart rental, beverages and lunch, are $400 for a team; or $425 for a team with a Hole Sponsor Sign. A Hole Sponsor Sign only is $100. Individual golfers may enter for $100.
A Golfer Package is available for $20 that includes 2 Mulligans, Gary Woodland Drive and 1 attempt at the $500 hole. There will be two guaranteed payouts of $500 each for closest to the pin prizes.
Topeka Youth Project (TYP) is a 501 C3 grassroots organization and has been serving the youth in our community since 1983. Their Mission is to empower youth in our community to become productive and responsible adults by providing constructive opportunities to prevent high risk behaviors.
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 with emphasis on drug and alcohol prevention. The youth become productive tax paying citizens in our community.
Youth Court is another great program that benefit our youth and help prepare them for adulthood. The Youth Court program is youth-led and youth-driven by 13- to 18-year-old students. The judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, jurors, bailiff, court clerk and defendants are all teenagers. 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 go directly to the programs of the Topeka Youth Project, where administration costs are only 10% of the budget. If you would like to support the youth project in our community by donating or participating in the golf tournament, call 785-273-4141, or go to Topekayouthproject.com.
–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice
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