Golf Tournament 2019




2019 Premier Exclusive Sponsor


Click here to download 2019 Event Guide: Includes Sponsorship Opportunities/SponsorshipCommitment/TeamForm/In-Kind Form

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Ft. Jackson Golf Club


The 20th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer takes place on October 23, 2019 at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina. Please join us for a perfect day of golf, food, entertainment, contests and prizes. The much-needed funds will help to support the mission of Healthy Learners.

This year’s Premier Exclusive sponsor is Aflac and tournament co-chairs are Dawndy Mercer Plank, WIS-TV anchor and Matt Younginer, national account manager, Husqvarna and Healthy Learners Fund Development Committee member.

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 give their talent, time and resources.

Should you have any questions regarding this year’s tournament, please contact Marge Rath, Director of Development 803.530.0002 or email

Click here to read Press Release

Click here to view Talk of Town segment (WISTV)




Winners of the 2018 golf tournament


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 here 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.

Click here to read the press release announcing the 2018 golf tournament.

Talk of the Town: One afternoon of golf will change children’s lives (By Dawndy Mercer-Plank

Click here to view our 2018 highlight video

(courtesy of Allen Knight)