Topgolf Outing Highlights

YC alum Sara Steimle gets ready to putt.

It was an unusually warm fall night at Youth Challenge’s Topgolf Outing on Thursday, November 3. Around 300 people came together at Topgolf to take a swing and support Youth Challenge – and what a wonderful evening it was! In the end, a record-breaking more than $25,000 was raised to support YC, and fun was had by all.

Groups of six to eight people per bay spanned nearly two floors of the venue, taking up 47 private golfing bays. Uproarious laughter, the whoosh of clubs, and the clinking of glasses filled the space as YC supporters enjoyed a rousing tournament, food, and drinks.

When they weren’t eating, drinking, or socializing, guests competed in the TopContender Tournament, each vying for one of two great prizes. Matt Drockton scored 222 points and was crowned the individual TopContender. He took home $200. The Perez-Stable Family won the Team Prize with a score of 289 and took home a three-month platinum membership to Topgolf.

New this year, Bobby King, a pro at GolfTec, was at the event to pass along his expertise and advice. He volunteered his time and helped a few folks improve their swings. Other special guests at the event included a couple of YC’s own participants (Deegan and James) and teen volunteers (Sandra and Sean) who helped sell raffle tickets! They even got the chance to take a few swings themselves. YC alum Will Gallup was there as well to greet guests.

Hitting targets was not the only way to win at the Topgolf Outing. Drew Kowalski won $1,315 in the 50/50 Raffle, and Mike Norehead won a Foursome at Firestone Country Club in our raffle.

We are so grateful to everyone who showed up to swing a club with us earlier this month! This event would not have been a success without our wonderful sponsors, who provided valuable support to YC:

  • Presenting Sponsors: First Federal Lakewood, Oatey Co., WTWH Media
  • Food Sponsors: Charles Schwab and Team Kasler
Board/Golf Committee Member John Petersen of WTWH Media poses with his guests at Topgolf.

We would not have had such a fun evening without our tremendous trio of gentlemen making up our “golf committee,” Steve Nock, John Petersen, and Tom McIntyre. We are grateful to them for devoting their time and effort to this event and showing up with a big crew of friends!

To view photos from the event, click here!