May 10, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. — It's a classic, and it's a good one.
The 19th annual 4-H/FFA Golf Classic links golfers with fundraising to support Nebraska 4-H and FFA. This year, the event will be June 24 at the Arbor Links Golf Club in Nebraska City.
The golf classic is for men and women of all ages who are advocates for 4-H and FFA, said Stuart Shepherd, executive director of the Nebraska 4-H Foundation.
The event is in a different community each year, and participants are excited about golfing in Nebraska City, he said.
The Golf Classic is a major fundraiser for both organizations. In Nebraska, more than 143,000 youth ages 8 to 19 participate in 4-H and 6,000 high school students are members of FFA. Many high school-aged youth participate in both organizations, Stuart said.
In addition to golfing, silent and live auctions of donated items, and a nice meal are part of the event. Typically, about $40,000 is raised with 4-H and FFA each receiving approximately $20,000.
"The team at DuPont Pioneer considers it both exciting and rewarding to support the Nebraska 4-H Foundation, an organization that is equipping young people with the confidence and skills they need to live successful lives as they pursue careers in agriculture, agribusiness and other opportunities that match their unique talents," said Jeff Henn, DuPont Pioneer account manager and member of the 4-H/FFA Golf Classic Committee.
The agricultural community has been very generous to 4-H and FFA, Shepherd said. "We are very appreciative of the support of the agribusiness community across the state of Nebraska."
For more information or to donate to the 4-H/FFA Golf Classic, contact Desirae TePoel, Nebraska 4-H Foundation relations coordinator at 402-472-7688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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