On May 13, 2017 Armed Services YMCA El Paso hosted our 2nd annual Armed Services YMCA Golf Tournament.
The month of May is “Military Appreciation Month” and we had numerous sponsors and players show their generosity for the Armed Services junior enlisted and their families.
ASYMCA EL PASO
Our 2nd annual golf tournament was a perfect day. We had great weather and an amazing group of golfers and sponsors. The Armed Services YMCA Golf Tournament is one of our favorite events because the tournament provides an opportunity for great golfing and also raises money for our organization. This year was especially exciting because the tournament doubled in size. 120 players participated and 20 volunteers made the event possible.
The tournament tailors to a variety of players. Prizes were awarded to not only 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, but also longest drive of the day. In addition, players closest to the pin on four par 3s also received prizes. Winners received televisions and Dell computers.
(Tournament winners, pictured on right)
Crawford Buick GMC of El Paso, Texas was our main sponsor, contributing prizes for the closest to the pin par 3 winners. Trips were awarded to the players winning in this category. Crawford Buick GMC also sponsored the hole in one prize which was a free car.
(ASYMCA El Paso Executive Director, Joe Pritchard with Crawford Buick GMC)
The event raised $6,500. Proceeds directly benefit our 13 programs and 4 facilities used by junior enlisted and their families. Programs such as Operation Hero and Parent and Me are able to continue and grow thanks to the participation and sponsor support of events like the Armed Services YMCA Golf Tournament. Our programs assist military families in a variety of ways. They range from helping children coping with a difficult move become more confident to strengthening the parent and child bond within our military families and connecting them to a support network of our staff and other families.
Last year Armed Services YMCA El Paso provided nearly $1M in programs, services, and special events. These offerings support 50,000 Fort Bliss Soldiers, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico Airmen, and their family members.
The El Paso Armed Services YMCA is a highly rated military charity (501(c)3 nonprofit organization) that makes military life easier for young, junior-enlisted troops and their families stationed at Fort Bliss and Holloman Air Force Base, NM.
We want to thank the El Paso Community and Fort Bliss for continuing to support our mission to “Make Military Life Easier.” It is your participation, support, and financial assistance that make it possible for us to serve our hard working junior enlisted and families.
On behalf of the Armed Services YMCA board of management, staff, and Executive Director, Joe Pritchard, we sincerely thank all sponsors for supporting our 2017 Armed Services YMCA Golf Tournament.
If you didn't participate in the event this year as a player or sponsor, join us next May! For more information about our programs and services, check out our website here. If you’d like to join us in supporting our junior enlisted military members and their families, please donate here.