Dauphin County Commissioners annual charity golf outing raises $37,400 for local charities
Dauphin County Commissioners today awarded a total of $37,400 in proceeds from their 21st annual charity golf outing to local organizations that serve the community in a variety of ways. More than 120 golfers took part in the charity event held on October 10 at Dauphin Highlands.
"We are grateful for the support of the many participants and volunteers who help to make this tournament a success," said Jeff Haste, chairman of the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners. “Proceeds from the event provide critical funding for many non-profit organizations in the region.”
The following charities received a portion of the proceeds from this year’s tournament:
- Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg
- American Red Cross
- The Vista Foundation
- Vickie's Angel Walk
- The PROGRAM "It's About Change"
- Dauphin County Pre-Trial Services
- United Way of the Capital Region
- Girls Scouts in the Heart of Central PA
- New Birth of Freedom Council
- The Salvation Army Greater Harrisburg Region
- Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania
- Dauphin County Sheriff's K-9 Unit
- South Central PA Sickle Cell Council
- Crime Stoppers of Dauphin County
- Panther Ram Foundation (for the Nutri-Pack Program)
“We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has stepped up to help others,” said Commissioner Mike Pries. "It’s rewarding to give back to organizations that do so much for children and families in our community.”
Ninety-four corporate and individual sponsors contributed to the event this year.
“It’s heartwarming to see such an outpouring of support from the community,” Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III said. “Since the tournament began 21 years ago, a total of $645,000 has been raised for worthy causes, including the county Sheriff’s K-9 program, which relies on donations for items such as food and training costs.”
For more information about the annual charity golf outing, contact Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at 717-599-5188.