RANDOLPH – An annual golf tournament that benefits youth at a Randolph area children’s home is looking for participants.
Hosted by New Directions Youth Family Services, the 11th annual Ed Krieger Memorial Golf Tournament will happen on Saturday, June 5 at Cardinal Hills Golf Course in Randolph.
“This fundraiser in particular is benefiting kids who are in our Randolph residential campus, kids in foster care in the Southern Tier or kids who might be living in one of our agency-operated bordering homes,” explained Leslie Disbro, the agency’s Development Director.
The children, who Disbro says can come from difficult living situations, generally receive funding for their stay at the facility, however extracurricular activities are not covered and that’s why it’s important to raise money through events like the golf tournament.
The money also goes to special scholarships for those who graduate from the program.
“We are always looking for ways to fill that gap,” explained Disbro. “We are interested in providing more and providing a higher level and quality services and opportunities for our kids.”
Held in honor of Ed Kreiger, an 18-year employee of New Directions who passed away suddenly in 2010, Disbro says the tournament also honors other departed members of the Randolph residential family, all of whom made a significant impact with their work at New Directions.
“These are folks that really had a big impact on the youth and families that they were working with and also their staff as coworkers as well,” furthered Disbro.
The tournament is open to the public and participants, sponsors and donors are asked to register online by May 21 at fosteringgood.org/support/golf.
Attendees are promised a fun-filled day of golf, food, team awards, raffles, and prizes.