Golf Tournament 2018
2018 Premier Exclusive Sponsor
The 19th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer took place on October 24, 2018 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina. It was a fun-filled day of golf, food, entertainment, contests, prizes and fulfilling the mission of Healthy Learners by serving children who are in need and without resources. Each year, proceeds from the golf tournament enable us to help hundreds of children by providing them with health care services like vision care, dental care, and hearing evaluations.
The success of our tournament over the years has been largely dependent on the generous sponsors who support our mission and recognize the importance of continued support so future generations can have a better life. Additionally, we are truly grateful to our volunteers who gave their talent, time and resources. Once again, supporters stepped up and are definitely Champions for Children!
A special thank you to this year’s Premier Exclusive sponsor, Aflac and tournament co-chairs Dawndy Mercer Plank, WIS-TV anchor and Matt Younginer, national account manager, Husqvarna and Healthy Learners Fund Development Committee member.
“Our greatest accomplishment over the past 25 years is the positive impact made in the lives of the children we have served,” said Jo Pauling-Jones, executive director, Healthy Learners. “In 25 years, Healthy Learners has provided nearly 59,000 vision, dental, medications and other health-related services to 12,644 individual students across South Carolina on its mission for healthy children, better students and thriving communities.”
The Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award recognizes and honors an individual who has served as an advocate for children and brought attention to the needs of underserved children in the community through his volunteer time, financial support and commitment to Healthy Learners. M. John Heydel is this individual. Click her to read the press release.
Heydel was one of the visionaries behind the establishment of Healthy Learners in 1992. He has demonstrated his long-term commitment to increasing access to health care for children, performed significant actions that have led to long-lasting positive impact and advanced the mission of Healthy Learners through his personal commitment of time, talent, financial resources and service.
Awarded by Healthy Learners and the Healthy Learners Board of Trustees, the award was presented to Heydel during the 19th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, SC.
Should you have any questions regarding this year’s tournament, please contact Healthy Learners at 803.454.0350.
Highlights from the
2017 Golf Tournament
Thank you to Colonial Life for being the event’s premier exclusive sponsor in 2017 for five consecutive years.
1st Place – Steve Greene
2nd Place – Robert Williams, III
3rd Place – Matt Shaffer
1st Place – Chad Farmer
2nd Place – Wes Jackson
3rd Place – Scottie Ward
Dr. Hal Robinson
Closest to the Pin – Sean Smith
Longest Drive (Men) – Dakota Hunter
Longest Drive (Women) – Jeanne Reynolds
Closest to the Pin – Dave Thomas
Longest Drive (Men) – Tom Gaines
Longest Drive (Women) – Mandy Pierce
The Healthy Learners Champion for Children Award is inspired by an individual that has demonstrated a long term commitment to improving health care resources available to children, performed a single action that had a significant and long-lasting impact on Healthy Learners or advanced Healthy Learners’ mission through a personal commitment of time, talent, financial resources and service.
Awarded by Healthy Learners and the Healthy Learners Board of Trustees, the award was presented to Van Hauser during the 18th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, SC. Click here to read the press release.
2017 Golf tournament Co-Chairs:
Matt Younginer (Husqvarna, ESPN2 Radio)
Coach Monte Lee (Clemson University Head Baseball Coach)