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United Bank Hosts Annual Kids Golf Classic Tournament to Benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg
PARKERSBURG, WV – For the 21st consecutive year, members of the local business and golf communities came together during the annual Kids Golf Classic Tournament to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg. Held at the Parkersburg Country Club on Monday, June 5, the event generated $190,000 in donations which will directly impact the more than 600 youths served annually by the organization.
The event, which began in 1997, has benefited the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg throughout its lifetime, raising more than $2.4 million to assist the nonprofit organization. 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 organization serves more than 125 youths per day by providing access to a safe, diverse facility with caring adult professionals that contribute to academic success, character building and healthy lifestyle choices. Annually, proceeds of the tournament comprise more than one-third of the organization’s operating budget, and according to Ben Shuman, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg, are vital to the organization’s success.
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