YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This year’s Locker 1 & 2 golf release $ 60,000 for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, a record since the start of the event in 2014.
Event founder Leo Henry, COO of the Muransky Companies, and Bob Conger, COO of Winkle Electric Co. Inc., worked with the Preston Auto Group to host this year’s event on June 21 at the Lake Club, Poland.
“Leo and Bob started this outing seven years ago. We are very grateful that they wanted to help our United Way. We could not have raised so much money without their dedication, ”said Bob Hannon, President of Centraide. “And thanks to Ed Muransky and Bob and Bobby Preston for joining us in bringing out pro golfer Rocco Mediate. Their partnership allowed us to reach the $ 60,000 mark! We would like to thank everyone who came to make this event such a success.
Since the first event which raised $ 16,000 in 2014, Henry and Conger have worked to increase interest in the event and raise awareness of Centraide. This year’s release was different from past events.
“We are proud to say this is not your typical outing. We have excellent partners and sponsors who have really stepped up to make this experience a unique experience for our golfers, ”said Henry and Conger. “With Preston Auto joining us for the first time, we’ve added Rocco Mediate to all the fun that takes place on the course. We are honored to be able to raise so much for Centraide.
A total of 37 teams registered for the event. This year’s donation is up more than 30% from the last outing, according to a press release.
All proceeds will be used for Centraide’s Success After 6 programming, which faced unforeseen challenges during the 2019-2020 school year due to the pandemic. United Way staff and volunteers have pivoted to serve thousands of students and their families through virtual learning and educational assistance, the statement said.
As schools enter another year of uncertainty, this year’s donation will help United Way reinvent its comprehensive services, including after-school programs, pantries, family engagement events, enrichment experiences and mentoring programs, according to the release.
Pictured: On site for the event were Roxann Sebest, United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley; Leo Henry, The Muransky Companies; Bob Hannon, United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley; Bob Conger, Winkle Electric Co. Inc; Chris Sammartino, The Muransky Companies. (Picture: United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley)
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.