GREENVILLE – Each of the past 22 summers Dave Knapp Ford has agreed to donate a new car to the participant lucky enough to hit a hole-in-one on the designated hole at the Youth for Christ of the Miami Valley Golf Classic. Thus far, no one has claimed this prize. This year, a shiny Ford Focus is at stake.
June 25 is the date for the Youth for Christ outing, which will take place at White Springs Golf Club. There will be prizes for several golfing contests and many wonderful door prizes. But some of the best rewards are reserved for those who use the outing as an opportunity to greatly further the mission of Youth for Christ. Golfers in the YFC Classic have their choice of “paying to play” or collecting pledges to more significantly help YFC. This year’s top four fundraisers will choose between a golf trip at the Deer Creek State Park Resort, two very nice golf clubs, a $100 Hibbett Sports gift card, and a $100 Ace gift card.
While a team can register for as little as $350 and an individual can play for $100, those wanting to help even more can sign up for a “Gold Class Upgrade.” Those with a Gold Class Upgrade are entitled to everything received by other golfers, but will also receive a tournament golf shirt and exclusive amenities such as steak sandwiches, special side dishes, a gift bag, and free chair massage. Teams can register with a Gold Class Upgrade for $700 and individual golfers can have a Gold Class Upgrade by paying or raising at least $300.
The lasting benefit of the Youth for Christ ministry is what leads several dozen local businesses to provide sponsorship for the tournament, including the Littman-Thomas Agency, Fitzwater Tree and Lawn Service, and White Springs Golf Club who are providing the lead sponsorship this year. Several more golfers and business sponsors are still needed in order for this year’s outing to provide even more support for ministry than last year. Those interested in either of these opportunities should call Youth for Christ at 548-2477 or e-mail YFC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured are Dave Keiser, YFC Golf Classic Committee Member; Neal Crawford, Executive Director of YFC; Dave Knapp, Owner of Dave Knapp Ford; Jody Flommersfeld, YFC Golf Classic Committee Member, Mike Snyder, YFC Golf Classic Committee Member; and Gary Lloyd, YFC Golf Classic Committee Member.