Sample of county golf courses supports United Way

MARSHALL CO. — Need a Father’s Day or employee appreciation gift? United Way of Marshall County may have just the thing to cover the occasion while supporting local non-profit agencies at the same time. United Way is currently selling golf cards for $50. The card holder receives one round at each of the six golf courses in Marshall County: Mystic Hills, Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth Rock, Spring O’ Mint, Swan Lake, and Tri-Way.
“We’ve had great support from the golf courses in the area,” said Linda Yoder, executive director of the United Way. “It’s a good value. A lot of people have memberships (to golf clubs) but this gives you a reason to visit the different courses. Also, a lot of people are buying (the golf cards) because they want to support the United Way.”
All proceeds from the sale of the golf cards will go toward the 2012 United Way campaign, supporting a total of 22 agencies. New agencies in this year’s campaign include Five Star, Marshall County 4-H Council, REAL Services, Beaman Home, and the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana and Michiana.
Yoder said that some agencies from last year requesting less funding or none, making room for the United Way to support additional agencies. Those decisions are made by the allocation committee, and Yoder said the job is taken very seriously.
“It’s a fantastic committee, and they do a great job,” said Yoder. “We can tell our donors that we know about the organizations that we support.”
United Way has been selling the golf cards in Marshall County since 2009. While it’s been a successful fundraiser, Yoder said that she believes not many county residents are aware of the opportunity.
“(The fundraiser) has a lot more potential, people just need to know about it,” said Yoder, adding, “We have 500 cards to sell.”
The cards can picked up at any of the golf courses, Bremen and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Yoder’s Sports Center, the United Way office, Pilot News, and WTCA.