Congratulations Winners of the 2011 FLYF Golf Outing
Recently, the staff from MVPmemories.com had the opportunity to be part of the Finish Line Youth Foundation’s 9th Annual Golf Outing, held at the prestigious Bridgewater Club in Carmel, Indiana.
Through the support of sponsors at events like this outing, the Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a positive impact in the lives of kids in communities across the USA. The Foundation’s programs are focused on the development of active, healthy lifestyles through participation in youth programs.
In 2011, FLYF will provide support to over 100 non-profit organizations. As part of its mission, the Foundation funds camps throughout the country that tailor to special needs children. For organizations like Beyond the Ball of Chicago, they have made possible the construction of basketball courts for the kids of Little Village. In Oklahoma, they recently built a universally accessible “Dreamcatcher Playground” for underprivileged and disabled children.
The golf outing was a big hit with the 160 players in attendance. The weather was perfect and the Bridgewater Club’s facilities were outstanding. Prior to the shotgun start, players had an opportunity to interact with the tournament’s special guest, Jim Flick. Jim is an ambassador for TaylorMade and the well-known coach for PGA greats, including Jack Nicklaus and Tom Lehman. After their round, the players participated in a putting contest for a chance to win $10,000. The tournament also featured a “19th hole” where closest-to-the-pin winners and others competed in a shootout to win a brand new 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. The evening ended with “An Evening of Hope on the Green,” a dinner and live auction. Some of the auction items included a Super Bowl package, a golf trip for two including new clubs and a custom club fitting, and many sports memorabilia items.
The tournament was won by Chris Susott, Todd McCullough, Kyle Bloom, and Scott Miller. The team, which represented PNC Bank finished with a score of 15 under par. While team PNC got to savor their victory, the real winner was the charity and the kids it supports.
According to Glenn Lyon, CEO of the Finish Line, “The 9th Annual Finish Line Youth Foundation Golf Outing was a great success this year, and thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we raised over $250,000; a new record! This support is integral as our Youth Foundation continues to benefit children’s organizations across the country that promote active and healthy lifestyles, as well as camps for sick and disabled children. I thank you for your continued partnership and generosity that allows us to make an immeasurable impact on the lives of thousands of children.”
MVPmemories.com caters to families with kids in sports and allows them to create their own instant replay on custom photo products like wall graphics, trading cards and canvas prints. MVP Memories was proud to participate in an event that will undoubtedly have a positive effect on many young people. We look forward to the opportunity to participate in future Finish Line Youth Foundation events. With enough practice, maybe next year will be the year Team MVP brings home the champion’s trophy.
To learn more about the Finish Line Youth Foundation, please visit their website.