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The Rockbridge Area YMCA will hold its third annual “Tee Up for the Y” golf tournament, Friday, Aug. 15, at the Lexington Golf & Country Club with a shotgun start at noon with registration beginning at 10:30.
To provide more fun and team excitement, mulligan packages will be sold. Participants will have a fun day playing golf, while providing needed funds for the local YMCA, said a spokeswoman.
Lexington Golf & Country Club's new PGA head golf professional, Andy Stelten, will be offering a complimentary golf clinic to all tournament participants from 10:30 to 11:30, enhancing "FUN"damentals for the full swing at 10:30 and simplifying your short game at 11. Golfers of all ages, skill levels and with any questions are encouraged to attend. Donations will be welcomed, as they will directly benefit the Rockbridge Area YMCA.
This year’s golf tournament success will benefit several programs. Funds raised will allow the YMCA to offer financial assistance for children in-need for many of the youth programs. Youth summer camp is one of the programs that will benefit. The summer camp curriculum includes the Camp Reader program where every child reads for 30 minutes each day. There is also a reading/math readiness component, in addition to swimming, arts and crafts, field trips, and other fun activities. Programs such as this provide a safe, nurturing, fun and educational place for children to spend their summer days while parents are working, the spokeswoman said. Many families in this county depend on some financial assistance for this service, and the YMCA wants to make sure all children are served.
The YMCA also serves a large number of older adults, offering group exercise classes, including aquacize, that address range of motion, muscle strength and flexibility. Cooking classes that focus on good nutrition and easy preparation are also provided.
Another upcoming project of the YMCA is replacing the outdated circuit room equipment with state-of-the-art pieces that offer better ergonomics and are more user-friendly.
The YMCA mission is strengthening the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
This year’s event is sponsored by Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital and the VMI Keydet Club. Other sponsorships and team entries are still available.
For more information, go online to www.ymcarockbridge.com or contact Vickie Black at
or 570-0296 or the Lexington Golf & Country Club Proshop.