By: Wayne Allen
May 1, 2013
For the past 10 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. This levy did not add taxes, but continued the support needed to continue services for those with developmental disabilities. With the continual increase in costs and the many changes that take place at the national and state level, the need for funding is always on the horizon.
“Although we do receive some funding to help with providing services, 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 is able to provide a number of these services to the community with the financial support of levy dollars.
The SCBDD Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, June 29 at the Elks Country Club. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and shotgun start is at 2 p.m. Organizations and individuals can help support the event through various means: hole sponsorship; $100; skill prize sponsorship (such as longest drive, lonest putt, etc.) $150, 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 and sponsorship of a Special Olympian to participate is $60.
For more information about the tournament, contact Chad Phipps at 740.464.2236.