Rain, Rain…Doesn’t Keep Golfers Away
Youth In Need’s 23rd annual Golfing for Youth Benefit Tournament, presented by Centene Charitable Foundation and UPS – Central Plains District, was a soggy success! We knew we were taking our chances with an October tournament, delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we couldn’t be more appreciative of the sponsors, golfers, volunteers and staff who weathered the literal storm to make the tournament a great success.
Despite the rain and cold temperatures, we were both shocked and thrilled to see the large number of golfers turn out for the day and stay to play until the courses were too wet to continue. Golfing for Youth supports the more than 10,000 children, teens and families Youth In Need will serve this year. Programs like early childhood education, emergency youth shelter, transitional youth housing, homeless street outreach, youth and family counseling, school-based counseling and foster care case management are possible because of Golfing for Youth and your support. Thank you!
Step-Up to End Youth Homelessness
Soggy success number two was Youth In Need’s Young Professionals Group’s Step-Up and Sleep-Out scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 21. The actual sleep-out portion of the event had to be cancelled due to rain. However, the fundraising and awareness raising of the event was a huge success, with nearly 100 supporters raising more than $6,000 for Youth In Need’s Street Outreach Program.
Of course, deciding not to “sleep-out” in the rain is a definite privilege that many homeless youth don’t have and only underscores the issues homeless youth face every day.
If you would still like to support the event and the fight to end youth homelessness, you can make a gift online at https://justgiving.com/campaign/suso. We also encourage you to continue the discussion and learn more about the issues homeless youth face with these resources: