Locker 1 & 2 Golf Outing Raises Record $60,000 for United Way

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — This year’s Locker 1 & 2 Golf Outing $60,000 for the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, a record since the event began in 2014.

Event founder Leo Henry, director of operations for the Muransky Companies, and Bob Conger, chief operating officer of Winkle Electric Co. Inc., collaborated 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 so thankful that they wanted to help our United Way. We could not have raised this much money without their dedication,” said Bob Hannon, United Way president. “And thanks to Ed Muransky and Bob and Bobby Preston for joining with us by bringing out professional golfer Rocco Mediate. Their partnership helped us reach the $60,000 mark! We want to thank everyone who came out to make this event so successful.”

Since the first event raised $16,000 in 2014, Henry and Conger have worked to increase interest in the event and raise awareness for the United Way. This year’s outing looked different from past events.

“We are proud to say this is not your typical outing. We have great partners and sponsors who truly step up to make this a one-of-a-kind experience for our golfers,” Henry and Conger said. “With Preston Auto joining us for the first time, we added Rocco Mediate to all the fun that takes place on the course. We are honored to be able to raise this much for United Way.”

A total 37 teams signed up for the event. This year’s donation is up more than 30% from the last outing, according to a press release.

All of the proceeds will be used for the United Way’s Success After 6 programming, which faced unforeseen challenges during the 2019-2020 school year because of the pandemic. United Way staff and volunteers pivoted to serve thousands of students and their families through virtual learning and educational assistance, according to the release.

As schools enter another year of uncertainty, this year’s donation will help the United Way reinvent its wraparound services including after school programming, food pantries, family engagement events, enrichment experiences and mentorship programs, according to the release.

Pictured: On hand 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 the Mahoning Valley; Bob Conger, Winkle Electric Co. Inc; Chris Sammartino, The Muransky Companies. (Image: United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.