August 19, 2019

The YOGI Golf Committee held its 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on August 5th at Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield, Ohio. Once again, the outing was a tremendous success and the committee was blessed with a beautiful day for the event. With Stadium Cadillac as our title event sponsor, and Huntington and Signet as our event co-sponsors, many other generous organizations sponsored our event as well including Western Reserve Hospital, Upland FileBound, Brenna Manna Diamond, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, Galaxie Industrial Services, Hewlett Packard, Involta, Russell Foundation, Noah Partners, LLC, Sapphire Essentials, Schauer Group, Simon Roofing and Ryan Temps.

This year’s fundraising event was a result of a dedicated and widespread effort by the many GBS individuals and teams that donated generously to the Chinese Auction. Very select and much-wanted items were up for bids with proceeds exclusively benefiting GBS’ YOGI Fund. In addition to the many opportunities to win auction items, golfers had a chance to win a two-year lease for a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado with a hole-in-one on the ninth hole. The event also included a 50/50 drawing which awarded $506.00 to the lucky winner.

The competition was set up as a four-person scramble for 18 holes, with both first and second place team winners. A delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner were provided for all participants, with beverages at the turn.

Each year, the YOGI Golf Committee and volunteers led by Joe Chahine, VP, Healthcare Sales, provide a superior and premier golfing experience that receives accolades from the golfers, who enjoy the friendly competition and the chance to support a charitable event. This outstanding tournament not only raises dollars for YOGI but for select charities. This year’s recipients included Marketplace Solutions, The Purple Cat and The Beatitude House. Marketplace Solutions, led by Director Pat McBane, offers a Ministry to equip senior executives, business owners and community leaders to bring transformation to their sphere of influence. A key development feature that he still leads today is an executive peer group called Executive Exchange, a monthly roundtable forum for leaders to grow personally, professionally and purposefully.

The Purple Cat was founded in 2003 to offer day-program alternatives for adults. Clients participate in a wide range of vocational functions, creative projects and classes that develop daily-living skills. The goal is to prompt each person to achieve his or her potential with training and coaching. Clients perform duties in agriculture, lawn care, snow removal, building maintenance, food service, animal care and office work. Each enjoys the satisfaction of receiving a paycheck for a job well done.

The Beatitude House, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, is committed to all disadvantaged women and children. By creating homes, providing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families, the organization provides invaluable opportunities to transform lives.

We want to thank everyone who gave of their time, talent and treasure to make our 2019 YOGI Charity Golf Tournament a success! We look forward to planning more events in the months ahead!

-The YOGI Committee and the YOGI Golf Committee

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