Clubs for Kids Golf Classic set for Aug. 3

Staff report


The eighth annual Clubs for Kids Golf Classic to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will take place at the Youngstown Country Club on Aug. 3.

Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception, dinner, presentation of prizes and a silent auction. A limited number of team sponsorships and reception-only tickets are available.

Prior to the adult event, the Clubs for Kids Youth Clinic, sponsored by the Tod Family Foundation, will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. It will feature stations for young golfers in three age groups: 6 to 8; 9 to 11; and 12 to 14. The youth clinic will include an observation station focusing on grip, stance, posture and alignment; a hands-on chipping and pitching instruction station and a putting contest. It will conclude with lunch, and each golfer will receive a goodie bag.

Event sponsors include Tod Family Foundation; Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation, cocktail reception sponsor; William M. Neckerman Charitable Foundation, cocktail reception sponsor; the Schmutz Family Foundation, dinner sponsor; Farmers National Bank and Farmers Trust Co., corporate sponsors; Chemical Bank, corporate sponsor; Western Reserve Building Trades, corporate sponsor; Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, lunch sponsor; Atty. James S. Gentile, Brouse McDowell, LPA; Hanger Clinic; Key Bank; MCPC; Mercy Health Foundation; Nolfi and Associates Insurance and Financial Services; PNC Bank; Strohecker Inc.; Stifel Nicolaus & Co.; Strollo Architects; and WFMJ Television Inc., team sponsors.

The Clubs for Kids Golf Classic committee includes Paul and Sallie Dutton; Reid and Judy Schmutz; Jim and Linda Sisek; and David Tod II, honory co-chairmen, along with Cathy Campana; Betty Cmil; Julie Costas; Georgia D’Andrea; DJ Depp; Amy Gasser; Paula Jakubek; Patty Julian; Denise Kelley; Gale Kelly; Elaine Klempay; Diana McDonald; Margaret Nigro; Joyce Pallante; and Karen Thomas as well as Akron Children’s Hospital staff members JoAnn Stock, senior director of development, and Charlotte Diss, development coordinator.

To register or for information, visit or contact Charlotte Diss at 330-746-8712 or

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