The Clinton County Youth Council (CCYC) recently hosted a Fundraiser Disc Golf Scramble Tournament event on Global Youth Service Day.
The Clinton County Leadership Institute adult class of 2017 co-hosted the event. Funds raised will allow CCYC to offer summer programming for students in grades 6-12 at their youth center located at 302 W Sugartree St.
“Funds to keep the CCYC open this summer is such a great need. These kids need CCYC and CCYC needs the community’s support,” said Latasha Ruddle, Leadership Clinton class member and Events Coordinator at Ohio Living Cape May.
Ruddle attended CCYC programming as a youth and currently has a nephew who attends regularly.
“Too often at-risk kids find it easier to conform to their environment because they lack resources to help them overcome the obstacles that are in their everyday lives and become successful. CCYC is there to help these kids break down barriers and help them be successful,” said Ruddle.
CCYC’s mission is to “Help Youth Make Healthy Choices” by providing a safe after-school shelter, a daily snack/meal, academic support, educational programming, and mentoring opportunities.
The disc golf tournament coincided with CCYC’s annual Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) community service event. GYSD is “a coordinated annual event which gathers young people around the world in conducting community service, service learning, and youth voice activities that benefit their communities, their countries, and the world. “
CCYC students, staff, volunteers, and community members performed a litter clean-up of the Luther Warren Peace Path bike trail that is adjacent to the CCYC property. Wilmington High School Interact Club students and teachers participated and the event was supported by Clinton County Solid Waste District.
Disc golf event sponsors included Clinton Memorial Hospital, Fraternal Order of Eagles 1224, Clinton County Port Authority, Great Oaks Career Center, Ahresty, Huhtamaki, Ohio Living Cape May, Wilmington Savings Bank, Alex & Tara Rhinehart, ATSG, First State Bank, Wilmington Police Department, Wilmington Ace Hardware, Wilmington Athletic Boosters, Main Street Yoga, Southern State Community College, Ewing Tree Service, Donato’s, and Wilmington A.M. Rotary.
The winning team was Ewing Tree Service which shot the low score of 16 under par. Team members were J.R. Ewing, Brandon Williams and Ian Cleaver.
Custom CCYC stamped fundraiser golf discs and dri-fit shirts are still available for purchase. All proceeds support youth programming at the CCYC youth center. To purchase, contact CCYC Director Eric Guindon at 937-728-3523.