On May 21, 2018, the United Methodist Home for Children held their 7th Annual Jim Young Memorial Golf Tournament at Carlisle Country Club in Carlisle, PA. The tournament is one of the largest fundraisers for the Home located in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The proceeds are used year round to help children ages 12-20, receive safe housing, emotional and educational support, food, clothing, medical and behavioral healthcare, counseling and much more. Their uplifting motto is “where young hearts get new starts.” The United Methodist Home for Children is a wonderful charity, making a positive impact on the community.
Employees from the Sundance Vacations Harrisburg office, enjoyed a delightful day of golf while supporting a great cause! The day began with the player registration, that lead into a full luncheon buffet and silent auction. The tournament began with a shotgun start, this is when all groups of players tee off simultaneously from different holes, to the sound of a shotgun. The tournament was a best ball scramble. This is where the players decide after each shot, which one is the best. Then each member on the team plays their next shot from that spot. The game is played this way until the ball is holed out. Finally the day ended with a reception program and awards presentation. It was a day full of charity and fun!
The Jim Young Memorial Golf Tournament was named after Jim Young, who grew up at the United Methodist Home for Children. He founded Universal Media, Inc. with his brother Don Young. Jim served as the company’s president until his untimely death. Throughout his life, Jim generously donated to the United Methodist Home for Children. In 2012, the Home’s Annual Golf Tournament was named in his honor and a new tradition was born. Don Young and Universal Media, Inc. still sponsor the tournament to this day! For more information about the United Methodist Home for Children visit their website at http://www.umhcservices.org
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