Dauphin County Commissioners' annual charity golf outing tees up $35,000 for worthy causes

HARRISBURG, PA (December 12, 2018) – Dauphin County Commissioners today awarded a total of $35,000 in proceeds from their 22nd annual charity golf outing to local organizations that serve the community in a variety of ways. More than 120 golfers took part in the charity event held on October 9 at Dauphin Highlands.

"We’re grateful for the support of the many participants and volunteers who help to make this tournament a success," said Jeff Haste, chairman of the Dauphin County Board of Commissioners. “Proceeds from the event provide critical funding for many non-profit organizations in the region.”

The following charities received a portion of the proceeds from this year’s tournament:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg
  • American Red Cross
  • The Vista Foundation
  • Vickie's Angel Foundation
  • The PROGRAM "It's About Change"
  • Dauphin County Pretrial Services
  • United Way of the Capital Region
  • Girls Scouts in the Heart of Central PA
  • New Birth of Freedom Council
  • The Salvation Army Greater Harrisburg Region
  • Estamos Unidos de Pennsylvania
  • Dauphin County Sheriff's K-9 Unit
  • The Thin Blue Line Game
  • South Central PA Sickle Cell Council
  • Crime Stoppers of Dauphin County
  • Panther Ram Foundation (for the Nutri-Pack Program)

“This one-day event benefits children and families in our community in so many ways,” said Commissioner Mike Pries. “Thanks to everyone who stepped up to help out.”

Ninety-eight corporate and individual sponsors contributed to the event this year.

“It’s heartwarming to see such an outpouring of support from the community,” Commissioner George P. Hartwick, III said.  “Since the tournament began 22 years ago, a total of $680,000 has been raised for worthy causes, including the county Sheriff’s K-9 program, which relies on donations for items such as food and training costs.”

For more information about the annual charity golf outing, contact Dauphin County Parks and Recreation at 717-599-5188.