It was in the middle of the summer but it was chilly and damp at 6:30 am, when five of our senior high boys assisted three of our leaders with parking cars at the volunteer parking lot, for the WGC-Bridgestone golf tournament. For five days, the boys were picked up starting at 5:30 am and they each learned that 5:30 came twice a day. Arriving shortly after 6:00 am, the boys quickly learned the play and maintained a good attitude until about 2:00 pm when the last of the golf tournament volunteers arrived to do their part to make the golf tournament a rousing success once again.
SAYM believes in giving back to the community and we further believe that the children and students of SAYM gain a measure of dignity and humility at the same time by performing service projects and “doing their part to make the community successful and a better place.” Granted, the boys preferred to “give back” starting a little later in the day, but they eagerly fulfilled their responsibilities once they inhaled some juice and doughnuts!
SAYM partnered with the Boy Scouts for this parking lot assignment, and for our efforts, SAYM received a check for $1,100 which Melvin Fields, SAYM Development Director, is pictured accepting. Thank you Mr. Melvin and Boy Scouts, and thank you Northeast Ohio Golf Charities, who “give back” significant dollars to various non-profit entities from proceeds from this golf tournament. When we all do our part, however seemingly small, the world is a better place.