READINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon YMCA will host the 15th Annual Golf Classic at Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club here on June 19. 

While the Golf Classic has become an annual event, the work that it supports is far from ordinary. All proceeds from the event benefit the YMCA financial assistance program, a confidential program making YMCA programs and services available to all Hunterdon community members regardless of their ability to pay.

With the help of fundraisers such as the Golf Classic, in 2016 alone the YMCA provided more than $518,000 in financial assistance. This allowed over 1,650 individuals to benefit from Y programs and services such as swim lessons, day camp  and child care. While requests for financial assistance grow each year, the Y remains committed to meeting the needs of the community. The Y also offers programs to the community at no cost such as Livestrong at the Y for cancer survivors, Special Olympics, and the Second Grade Learn to Swim Program.

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Registration for individual golfers is $250. The event begins at 10 a.m. with registration and a noonshotgun start. The scramble event will include 18 holes of golf, golfer giveaways, lunch, and a buffet dinner. 

Prizes will be awarded in several categories with special prizes for on-course challenges including longest drive and closest to the pin. Two hole-in-one opportunities are available.

The Hunterdon YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization.

For more information on the Golf Classic, contact Christine Coffey at ccoffey@hcymca.org or 908-483-4326, or visit www.hcymca.org.