Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo Hosts Annual Golf Outing
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo, a 501c3 non-profit charity dedicated to supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families, is hosting its annual charity golf tournament on Sunday, August 16th at Bedford Hills Golf Club in Temperance, Michigan.
This is the first year that the tournament will be hosted under its new name, the Danny Celian Memorial Golf Tournament. “In early 2019, our friend Danny passed away and his loss has been deeply felt throughout our entire DSAGT community. We wanted to do something to keep his memory alive and now we’re able to do that every year through our golf tournament,” says Krista Huff, Administrative Director at the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo. “Our golf outing is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on our amazing community of individuals with Down syndrome, like Danny, and additionally, raise funds to help support them and their families all across Northwest Ohio,” adds Program Director, Hanna Fotsch.
The Association welcomes any and all businesses and organizations to participate and sponsor the event. All proceeds raised will directly benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo and help support the Associations current programs and services such as New Parent Outreach, First Steps Baby Group, Smart Start Kindergarten Prep, The Learning Program for preschool and young school agers, family outings, life skills classes and dances for teens, and much more.
The format for the tournament is a 4-player Scramble. Prizes include Longest Drive and Closest to The Pin contests, in addition to prizes for the winning teams. Each golfer will also receive a shirt, golf outing gift bag and a lunch. The Association is working closely with Bedford Hills Golf Club to ensure that the event is in line with all guidance from state health officials and are making slight changes to ensure all golfers stay healthy and have a great day of golf. More information about the tournament, including online registration and sponsorships can be found on the Association's website at www.dsagt.org/golf.
About the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo
DSAGT is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization established in 1983 that has evolved from a small support group in the basement of parent's homes, to a continuously growing organization, meeting the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSAGT serves 17 counties in northwest Ohio and six in southern Michigan, serving over 450 families in that area.
The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo is to empower all individuals with Down syndrome to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential by providing support, education and advocacy not only for the individual, but also their families and communities. The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo envisions a community where all individuals with Down syndrome are accepted, included and given limitless opportunities to pursue their dreams as respected members of society.