Kid's Golf Classic

Kids Golf Classic

Benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg for 25 Years

Kids Golf Classic

Building a brighter future for local youth and the Parkersburg community.

Each year, United Bank is proud to host the Kids Golf Classic. The annual golf tournament fundraiser, which began in 1997, benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg and has raised more than $3.5 million to assist the nonprofit organization in its mission. 

The funds, which are not restricted for any one specific use, allow the organization to improve both the quality and quantity of the programs and services they provide. The Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg is a constant in the lives of hundreds of youths in the area, providing access to a safe facility with a positive environment and caring adult professionals that foster the Club’s three priority outcomes: academic success, character building and healthy lifestyle choices.  

“The Club continues to see a growing need for our programs and services. All the generous sponsors and donors of the Kids Golf Classic make the work we do possible – allowing us to develop new programs, provide integral training to our staff to lead these programs, continue to be a safe place for kids to be themselves and really become the premier-serving organization that we strive to be. We cannot overstate the immense impact United Bank and all of the local businesses and community members who sponsor and support the event have on each one of the kids and the families we serve,” said Lynn Reins, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg.  

Annual proceeds of the tournament account for 40 percent of the nonprofit’s operating budget. A milestone year for the fundraising event, the 2021 tournament generated a record-breaking $273,000 in donations, which directly impact the 1,000 local youth served annually by the organization.  

The tournament, which is entirely underwritten by United Bank, has tremendous community support from golfers and businesses alike, many of whom have participated and contributed since the tournament’s inception. Because of United’s underwriting, 100 percent of the funds raised from entry fees, sponsorships and donations directly benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg.  

In total, 124 golfers participated in the 2021 Kids Golf Classic, which was sponsored by 77 local businesses and community members. 

2021 Sponsors

Investment of $50,000

Titanium Level

Mary Anne and Doug Ketelsen, representing the West Virginia Potato Chip Company 

Mary M. Welch Advised Fund of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation – In Memory of Micki Welch 

Investment of $10,000+

Platinum Level

CAS Cable 

Mary Riccobene  

Reagle & Padden, Inc.  

The Ross Foundation 

Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Company 

United Bank 

United Construction Company – Murray Sheet Metal  

Investment of $5,000+

Gold Level

Bowles Rice 

Chapman Printing Company 

Family Carpet 

Fidelity National Info Services (FIS) 

Highmark West Virginia 

Richard Adams 

The PM Company  

WVU Medicine – Camden Clark Medical Center 

Investment of $1,000+

Silver Level

35 local businesses and community members  


An additional 24 local businesses and community members were hole sponsors, contributing $300 each.  

Thank you to all who supported the 2021 Kids Golf Classic and the event for the past 25 years. 

Through the generosity of local citizens and the business community, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of youth and help ensure a bright future for the Mid-Ohio Valley community.  

Details on the 2022 Kids Golf Classic will be announced in the spring. For information on becoming a tournament sponsor, email us at   

The Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg

The Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg, located in Parkersburg, West Virginia, opened its door to the Mid-Ohio Valley community in 1964 with a continuous mission of enabling all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.  

The Club provides a fun, safe space for kids when they need it the most – after school, during the day when schools are closed and throughout the summer. Through its various programs, the organization strives to set standards of excellence across all areas of youth services as a leading youth development organization, focusing on three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character & Citizenship. 

All money raised through the Kids Golf Classic helps the organization continue to grow and add new programs. For more information on the Boys & Girls of Parkersburg, please visit their  website.

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