St. Louis, MO – The Buddy Fund held its 58th Annual Golf Tournament and auction on September 18th, raising $ 254,355 for the underserved at-risk youth of the St. Louis metro area. The funds raised will provide new sports equipment to 75 recipient organizations that are located in low-income communities, where they have direct access to the underserved at-risk youth.
“Despite a little different format for this event this year due to COVID-19, the tournament was a huge success, selling out of foursomes allowing the Buddy Fund to continuing to help all the recipient organizations that need it more than ever with everything currently going on,” said Tim M. Murch, Chairman of the Buddy Fund. “We are beyond grateful for the generosity of all the sponsors, attendees, donors and volunteers who helped to champion the Buddy Fund’s cause through this important annual fundraising event which helps change the lives of over 15,000 kids every year.”
The Buddy Fund is a charity helping St. Louis area children without regard to race, ethnicity or religion. It was founded in 1962 by St. Louis Sportscaster Buddy Blattner to supply new sports equipment to other charities and organizations that use organized sports to help redirect and change the lives of at risk kids…including boys and girls clubs, police athletic leagues, homes for kids, community centers and after school programs.