LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A golf fundraiser held in Longmeadow Monday morning will support the work done by the Springfield YMCA.
The YMCA of Greater Springfield 2023 Golf Classic was held at the Twin Hills Country Club with an 11 a.m. scramble. Golfers came out to support the cause, which raises money for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
Greater Springfield YMCA CEO Dexter Johnson told 22News this fundraiser allows the YMCA to provide programming and resources to families who may otherwise not be able to afford it, “We raise funds to give out scholarships for all of our programming. We do programming for everything from seniors to infants and childcare, after-school programs and membership to our facility so our scholarship fund pays for people who can’t afford to pay and that’s why we’re out here enjoying this wonderful day.”
The fundraising goal this year was set to $70,000, which Johnson said they were on track to reaching as of Monday morning.
WWLP-22News, an NBC affiliate, began broadcasting in 1953 by providing local news, network, syndicated, and local programming to western Massachusetts. Follow 22News on X @WWLP22News, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.