Low scores, high morale, make JCC Golf Tournament one of the best

by | Jun 27, 2016 | Other News

The winning foursome: Brian Knight, Yuri Vaid, Ryan Glick and Casey Costello.

The winning foursome: Brian Knight, Yuri Vaid, Ryan Glick and Casey Costello.

The Simon Family JCC’s 6th Annual Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament, held on June 6 at Heron Ridge Golf Club in Virginia Beach, was a success, across the “leader” board.

The weather was ideal—low humidity, a light breeze, and temperatures in the 70s, and the course was in beautiful condition.

The 80 players knew they were contributing to a worthy cause. So whether participants were scratch golfers or once-a-year players, morale was high and smiles plentiful.

Funds raised through tournament fees, raffle ticket sales and generous sponsors helped push the JCC past the $500,000 goal for the year.

Direct beneficiaries from this day of competitive fun are children and teens who participate in Simon Family JCC programs. The golf tournament ensures scholarships and funding are available for youths attending Kids Connection before and after school enrichment program, Camp JCC and the camp’s shadow program for young people with disabilities, the Kid Fit health and nutrition program, and teen programming.

The winners of this year’s tournament were Ryan Glick, Yuri Vaid, Casey Costello, and Brian Knight. Their names will be engraved on the impressive Presidents’ Cup trophy, along with the previous winners.

One of the most memorable moments of the day occurred during the putting contest, when members of the same foursome—Ian Holder and John Voorhees—both sunk their balls with a single putt, leading to raucous cheers from those watching and numerous high-fives.

To learn more about the Simon Family JCC, and how to participate in programs or help support the JCC’s mission, visit www.simonfamilyjcc.org or call 757-321-2337.