August 9, 2021

GBS was pleased to welcome back its annual YOGI (Year of Giving Initiative) Charity Golf Tournament on August 2, 2021 at Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield, Ohio. This year’s event was a complete sell out, with more than 120 golfers enjoying a great day of fun designed to benefit local charities.

As in previous years, the YOGI Golf Committee and volunteers led by Joe Chahine, VP, Healthcare, provided participants with a premier golfing experience. In addition to the competitive play on the course, golfers had the option to participate in a charity auction and enjoy a great sit-down dinner at the end of the day.

However, despite all of the fun and enjoyment the players had throughout the day, the big winners were local charities in the Mahoning Valley.  All proceeds from the outing and auction benefit the GBS YOGI fund, which assists GBS employees in need, as well as the Mahoning County Society of St. Vincent DePaul, Marketplace Solutions and Reach1, which were all selected prior to the outing as this year’s aid recipients.

YOGI 2021 Golf Outing

YOGI Golf Outing held at Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield, OH on August 2, 2021.

The Mahoning County Society of St. Vincent DePaul is a gospel-inspired organization which believes that the works of mercy must be lived every day. They do this by operating the SVDP Dining Hall and Food Pantry, where hundreds of meals are provided daily to needy families in the Mahoning Valley.

Marketplace Solutions’ vision is to see marketplace leaders and organizations equipped as agents of transformation, mobilized in and through the marketplace in order to bring lasting change, and to connect them with spiritual purpose and power to fulfill the Great Commission. They offer a unique yet powerful set of platforms designed to equip people to understand and fulfill their roles in the marketplace.

Reach1‘s mission is to inspire and reach a generation of World Changers to live a life of purpose, power and destiny. Their assembly presentations have touched many students in GBS-related counties, and they are looking to expand their outreach to more students and share their message of hope while overcoming adversity.

Many generous organizations contributed to this year’s outing via sponsorships including Brenna Manna Diamond, Signet, Galaxie Industrial Services, Eagle Rental, DeluxeAds, Jarrett, Schauer Group, PrintXcel, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Capital Wealth Group, Baesman Group, Fusco’s Watering Hole, AHOLA and Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty. 

Again, GBS would like to thank all of the players, volunteers and sponsors that helped make this year’s outing a great success, and we look forward to the 5th Annual Outing coming in 2022!

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