Eleven teams participated in the Dodge City Family YMCA’s June 8 Scholarship Golf Scramble at Mariah Hills, and Dodge City Community College team of Ron Hamm, Tom Armstrong, and Kyle Pattrick claimed the 2018 victory.

The scramble, which began in 2017, is a fundraiser for the YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign. The Campaign provides financial assistance to Dodge City area families who may not be able to afford full priced memberships and programs.

"We never want to turn someone away due to finances," Dodge City Branch Executive Director Jackie Regan said in a press release. "If a child wants to play t-ball, for example, and his family cannot afford the cost, our scholarships can help cover up to 50 percent of the program fees.

"Or say a senior citizen on a fixed income learns she’s now a type 2 diabetic and needs to make a lifestyle change, we want to be able to help. Because of contributions to our scholarship program, we can assist people in these situations."

The organization set an overall fundraising goal of $20,000 for its Campaign and is now at 49 percent of its goal. The majority of the funds raised have been through individual donations from YMCA staff, board members, volunteers, and members of the community.

The Scholarship Golf Scramble main sponsors and donors included Fidelity State Bank and Trust, Western Plains Medical Complex, Boot Hill Casino, Dodge City Community College, G&G Automotive, Building Solutions, Walmart, Western Kansas Broadcast Center/Southwind Broadcasting, and the Trophy Shop.

Hole sponsorships were covered by Village Square Mall, Victory Electric, Rob Sowers-State Farm Insurance, Service Master, Crop Quest, Central Station, Pizza Hut and United Wireless.

For more information, or to donate, visit ymcaswkansas.org, or contact Regan at 620-225-8157 or jregan@ymcaswkansas.org.