11/21/2019

BPU Employees Charity Golf Tournament Awards Proceeds to Area Organizations Benefiting Youth in the Community

(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — The BPU Employees Charity Golf Corporation distributed checks totaling $58,000 to the KC Blind All-Stars Foundation/KS State School for the Blind, Giving the Basics, Young Women on the Move and the BPU Employee Foundation. Proceeds were raised in the corporate sponsored 2019 BPU Charity Golf Tournament event.

This year’s event broke a record for funds raised and this could not be possible without the many sponsors, those that donated prizes, the record number of golfers and the employee volunteers that gave up part of their Saturday to assist in conducting this annual event.

“This is one great example of how the utility has committed itself to giving back to the community,” said BPU Charity Golf Corp. Chair David Mehlhaff. Mehlhaff said that the funds will be utilized to create a playground for children who are blind or visually impaired, provide hygiene products to local KCK students and support healthy behaviors and advocacy skills for young girls in the community.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, the BPU Employees Charity Golf Corporation, a Kansas not-for-profit organization, sponsors and hosts an annual golf tournament. Since it began in 1992, the annual event has raised over $639,000 dollars for area children’s charities and nonprofit organizations that benefit children and youth in Wyandotte County. Next year’s tournament is slated for Saturday, September 5 at Dub’s Dread.

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