The Jim "Mudcat" Grant All-Star Golf Tournament is filled with great food, fun and all-star celebrities. Not only that but it's all for a great cause.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Broome County Urban League, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton, Catholic Charities, CHOW and The U.S. Military.
The President/CEO of the Broome County Urban League and the Executive Director of the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club joined Kara Conrad in studio to talk about the huge impact the tournament really has on the organizations.
For the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club, the tournament supports it's Educational Program - Power Hour. Power Hour is an interactive after school homework assistance and tutoring program for children ages 6-18. This program helps children's performance in school by giving them opportunities for homework assistance and one on one tutoring. This program gets them on the right path for a bright and successful future. This is the organization's most important program.
Catholic Charities of Broome County and Broome County Council of Churches are also helped by the proceeds of the tournament. Joe Sellepack, Executive Director of the Broome County Council of Churches and Director of Development of the Catholic Charities of Broome County, Ron Siwiec, joined Kara Conrad in studio to tell her the direct impact the tournament has on the organizations.
The Broome County Council of Churches is the parent organization for CHOW. This tournament helps CHOW to distribute more than 2 million pounds of food. CHOW is a food recovery program, mobile produce market, mobile grocery store as well as Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens. It is a multi-faceted program that utilizes hundreds of volunteers to make it work.
The Jim "Mudcat" Grant All-Star Golf Tournament is on Thursday, August 31 at the links at Hiawatha Landing.