Junior Achievement Golf Event Raises $40,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In its first ever golf outing, Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley raised $42,505 for area youth.

The inaugural Swing Fore JA Golf Classic was held at The Lake Club to support area students this school year by equipping them and inspiring them to understand and manage their finances, to live within their means, to identify fulfilling career pathways, to prepare for work and to explore entrepreneurial thinking, according to a press release.

“We are thrilled that this year’s golf outing raised enough funds to ensure that more than 1,700 area K-12 grade students will receive Junior Achievement programs presented by local volunteers this fall,” said Brian Mellott, committee chairman and director of financial operations at Southwoods Health. “I am overwhelmed by the gracious support of our community members.”

The next golf event is schedule for Aug. 8, 2022 at The Lake Club.

Event sponsors The Muransky Companies, Kent State University at Trumbull, CHCC Companies and Contagion-Clean joined other area businesses and partners in raising the funds, as well as awareness, according to the release.

“The need to expose our youth to entrepreneurship, financial literacy and career exploration is now more significant than ever,” said Michele Merkel, Junior Achievement president. “Events like the golf outing allows JA to impact more than 13,000 students annually throughout the valley, delivering nearly 600 programs in area classrooms.”

Pictured: On hand for the check presentation were JA President Michele Merkel, committee chairman Brian Mellott, Josh Thompson of the Muransky Companies and Morgan Conley of Junior Achievement.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.