Bob Gillespie



Healthy Learners: Helping youngsters thrive – and playing golf, too

Posted 5/20/2013 12:39:00 PM

The 14th annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament is not until October – Oct. 16, to be precise – but it’s never too early to plan to, as the event’s motto says, “golf for good.”

Fort Jackson Golf Club will be the site of the event, which benefits the Healthy Learners Program, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The four-person captain’s choice competition begins with a noon shotgun start, and all players will receive lunch, on-course snacks and beverages, plus a post-round reception and dinner.

The tournament, staged in memory of the late George Younginer, annually benefits some 1,700 children, provides 5,000 services and transports children more than 100,000 miles. Cost of the event is $1,500 per team, which includes each sponsoring company’s name and logo, signage, acknowledgement in tournament marketing, and a “thank you” message in an ad in The State newspaper.

For information or to register, go to or call (803) 454-0350. Healthy Learners is located at 2749 Laurel St. in Columbia (29204).