The BPU Employees Charity Golf Corporation distributed checks totaling $43,000 to the Police Athletic League (PAL), Wyandotte County Parks Foundation, Historic Northeast-Midtown Association (HNMA), and the BPU Employee Foundation.
Proceeds were raised in the corporate-sponsored 2018 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, golfers and the employee volunteers that gave up part of their Saturday to assist in conducting this annual event, according to a spokesman.
“The BPU Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament may have begun small, but it has matured into a major source of funding for local charities. This is one great example of how the utility has committed itself to giving back to the community,” BPU Board President Jeff Bryant said in a news release.
BPU Charity Golf Corp. Chair David Mehlhaff, said that the funds will be utilized for the construction and installation of ADA accessible playground equipment, the Learn to Earn Program and helping young people interact with police officers in a positive setting among other projects orchestrated by fund recipients.
As part of its on-going commitment to the community, the BPU Employees Charity Golf Corp., a Kansas not-for-profit organization, sponsors and holds an annual golf tournament. Since it began in 1992, the annual event has raised over $581,000 for area children’s charities and nonprofit organizations that benefit children and youth in Wyandotte County.
Next year’s tournament is slated for Saturday, Sept. 7, at Dub’s Dread.
Story and photos from BPU