Annual Legacy Golf Challenge to Benefit YFC’s Programs Featured

Laura Green and Laura Rice assist with the 2016 YFC Legacy Golf Challenge. Laura Green and Laura Rice assist with the 2016 YFC Legacy Golf Challenge. Mike Green

The 23rd Annual Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge will be held this Thursday, May 11, at the NorthRiver Yacht Club. The organization hopes to raise a total of $70,000 for its programs this year.

Two specific programs that benefit from the Youth for Christ golf tournament are its Campus Life and Parent Life programs, which provide outreach to students at 14 different high schools and middle schools. Maintaining the programs helps students stay connected with a welcoming atmosphere, said Mike Green, Youth for Christ’s executive director.

“Campus Life and Parent Life are our two primary programs. Both give a diversity of students a safe place to gather and discuss important issues of life,” Green said. “A lot of the students are not yet part of local churches, and we provide an environment where they can discover their own faith. In everything, we challenge young people to grow mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually.”

A lunch will be provided at noon for participants, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Prizes from artists like Rick Rush and Daniel Moore, who produce Alabama and Auburn football-themed art, await the golfers as a thank you for participating. 

Green said Youth for Christ needs volunteers for the event in order to keep the tournament running smoothly. Whether people attend to help out or to golf, the day provides fun for a good cause, said Amber Bara, marketing director for YFC.

“You positively impact the lives of many kids and families, and generations of families, in the area just by playing golf,” she said. “It sounds simple, but the people who attend make a real and significant impact on the lives of those who live in and around Tuscaloosa.”

With the help of the community, Youth for Christ plans to grow their programs to 20 school campuses within the year, Green said. The ever-growing organization serves a fluctuating community, Bara said.

“Youth for Christ is an exciting and dynamic non-profit with a strong group of dedicated supporters, and our reach to new supporters is growing every year,” Bara said. 

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