PDT Staff Writer
For the last nine years, the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) has held a golf scramble to raise funds to set aside for future levy campaigns. The organization began the event as a way to connect with the community and raise money.
“Our levy dollars are an important part of funding for the services we provide,” said Chad Phipps, team lead for adult services at SCBDD. “Should we ever need to pass a levy, we want to make sure we have money already in place that will help us share our needs with the public.”
In November 2011, SCBDD successfully passed a renewal levy, which the Board said continued the support needed to continue services for those with developmental disabilities, without raising taxes. The SCBDD is able to provide a number of services to the community with the financial support of levy dollars.
“Without the support of the levy, a number of programs would not be possible,” said Matt Purcell, director of finance at SCBDD. “We are thankful to our community for their continued support.”
Currently, the SCBDD provides various services to more than 500 individuals with developmental disabilities, ranging from newborns to the elderly.
The SCBDD Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, July 7, at the Elks Country Club. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and shotgun start is at 2 p.m. Companies can help support the event through hole sponsorship; $100 for a full hole or $50 for half, or by donating door prizes. Monetary donations are also welcome. Entry to play in the scramble is $240 for a team and $60 for an individual.
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at email@example.com.