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Great Futures Golf Tournament scheduled for June 15, benefits Boys & Girls Club

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Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County (BGCWSA) will host the Great Futures Golf Tournament at Gypsy Hill Golf Course in Staunton on Saturday, June 15, 2024.

The tournament directly benefits kids and teens who attend the local Boys & Girls Clubs, including the development of a new Waynesboro Teen Center. The Teen Center will allow BGCWSA to offer academic enrichment, leadership and career development programs to more young people in Augusta County.

“Our Great Futures Golf Tournament is a fun way for our community to support local youth and help great futures start at our Clubs,” Debra Freeman-Belle, CEO/Executive Director of BGCWSA, said. “This year we are expanding the tournament to a full-day event due to the number of teams participating,” she added.

Funds raised from the tournament will ensure all families can have access to a safe and nurturing environment for their children at minimal or no cost. The Club is a “home away from home” where children can learn, grow and develop essential life skills for future success.

The Club relies strongly on community leadership and local support to achieve its mission.

“Supporting our local BGC, is an investment in our community and it’s future,” said Faison Nuckolls, a local community college professor and BGCWSA Board Chair. “These children are our future community leaders, business owners, healthcare providers etc.”

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.