JMG‘s annual benefit golf tournament, held on May 18, set a new record for money raised. And we couldn’t have done it without YOU!
The generosity and enthusiasm of sponsors, players and volunteers generated a record donation of $ 115,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. The award-winning organization has earmarked the funds for a very focused program that will aid in their students’ current academic pursuits and lay the groundwork for their success at higher levels of education.[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_youtube id=”bebS7HImH0I” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”&rel=0″ class=””/]
“The donation supports integrating STEM activities offered at our Fountain Valley Branch, and ‘Sponsor a Child’ program at our Oak View Branch,” Tanya Hoxsie, the Clubs’ CEO, specified.
As you may be aware, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs are developed and implemented to keep youth interested in these specialized studies. They are expensive and the donation allows the Clubs to keep its technology lab up to date, and purchase curriculum for learning opportunities in these fields.
A significant percentage of the donation is directed to the Club’s Oak View Branch, where more than 400 children participate each year in afterschool and summer daily programs. All children attending the Branch live in poverty with non-English speaking parents. It costs the Club $250 a year to sponsor one child at that Branch.
Over 21 years, almost $1.7 million has been raised by the JMG tournaments for the Clubs. Ken Jacobs, JMG CEO/President who launched the tournament in 1986 said, “The importance of giving back to the community is an important part of the JMG fabric that is embraced by our employees, vendors and clients. The synergy of so many people working for a single cause is also a very rewarding aspect of this event. We know that together we are truly making a difference for hundreds of kids.”[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]