PR: 16th Annual Healthy Learners Golf Tournament


October 1, 2015

Contact: Jo Pauling-Jones


Enjoy a fun-filled day of golf and help support the children served by Healthy Learners!   

COLUMBIA – Healthy Learners announced today the 16th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer, a fundraising golf event, on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the prestigious Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, SC.  The shotgun start is at 12:00 Noon. Golfer check-in begins at 10:00 A.M.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the children served by Healthy Learners.

Healthy Learners is a faith-based non-profit that connects children to care so that poor health is not an obstacle to doing well in school.  The organization addresses poverty at its root, so that future generations can lift themselves, and their communities, to a better life.

Colonial Life is the Premier Exclusive sponsor of this year’s tournament, one of the Midlands largest and most successful charity golf tournaments. This Premier Golf Tournament, founded by George Younginer, is an event that attracts golfers from all over the area to support the work of Healthy Learners. “Supporting Healthy Learners is a great fit for our company,” said Rich Williams, senior vice president, Growth Markets at Colonial Life. “Health and education are two key areas of focus in our community involvement, and Healthy Learners makes a significant impact on removing health-related barriers to learning for children in our community.”

Golfers can participate in a variety of contests and win exciting prizes – including a Hole in One contest to win a new car sponsored by Family Automotive and all on a golf course that offers two world-class 18-hole championship courses at Fort Jackson.  Healthy Learners is proud to have tournament Co-Chairs, Rick Henry, WIS TV Sports Director and Matt Younginer, National Account Manager, Husqvarna and Healthy Learners Fund Development Committee member, to promote this event and Healthy Children, Better Students, and Thriving Communities.

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The atmosphere at this event will be exciting as golfers get ready for a great round of competitive golf, a delicious boxed lunch, opportunities to bid on fabulous Silent Auction packages and conclude the day with an awards banquet, entertainment and dinner at the pavilion catered by Dupre Catering. The tournament will offer golfers of all talent levels a chance to enhance their skills and challenge other golfers on the golf course.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities remain.  Team sponsorships (which include 4 golfers) start at $1,500.  You can also support the event by volunteering or simply making a donation in any amount. For registration and general tournament information please contact Trudi Moore by telephone at 803.457.0825, via email at  or visit the Healthy Learners website at .  Please consider joining Healthy Learners for this year’s 16th annual golf tournament in support of a great cause.

This is a great opportunity to help support an organization that continues to provide health care services for children who are in need and without resources. Healthy Learners partners with schools and community health care providers to not only help children secure needed health care services, but also to provide transportation and coordination of care for medical appointments.  Each year, proceeds from the golf tournament enables Healthy Learners to help hundreds of children all across South Carolina by providing them with health care services like vision care, dental care, and assistance with prescription medications and episodic care for other medical concerns.

Healthy Learners was founded in 1992 based on the belief that children learn better when they are healthy.  A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, Healthy Learners has five programs that serve 145 schools across ten (10) South Carolina school districts.  The counties served are Allendale, Dillon, Georgetown, Greenwood, Lexington and Richland.  For more information, see


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