Teton Youth and Family Services Raises a Record $64,000 at 20th Annual Golf Benefit

92 Golfers enjoyed 18 sunny holes of golf at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis, raising funds for youth and families in need of prevention, crisis and residential services.

JACKSON, WY. On June 22nd Teton Youth and Family Services hosted its 20th annual golf fundraiser at the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Course raising $64,000 to provide direct services for children and families in the community.

Fundraising for these programs supports prevention, crisis and residential services for hundreds of children and family members each year. Teton Youth and Family Services is the umbrella organization for the Hirschfield Center for Children, Family Advocate Project, Teen Power, JH Leadership Program, Van Vleck Group Home, Adams Canyon Crisis Shelter, Court Diversion Services, and Red Top Meadows Residential Treatment Center.

The Benefit was a huge success this year highlighted by a stunning golf course, perfect weather, and a longstanding group of incredibly supportive sponsors and players. “It is wonderful to have such strong community support as shown by the sponsors and players. The increase in participation and funding demonstrates the importance of our services for children and families.” remarks Bruce Burkland, Executive Director of Teton Youth and Family Services.

Players were able to enjoy some friendly competition and the overall winning teams included a Men’s Team of Chet Phillips, Robert Gill, Scooter Gill, and Patrick Gill, a Mixed Team of Paul & Shirley Piper, Bob Benz, and Karen Chatham, and a Men’s Senior Team of Roger Kintzel, Jerry Carlson, Jack Howe, and John Hechinger. Contest winners included longest drive winners Chris Tarpey and Margaret Brady and closest to the pin winners Patrick Gill and Shirley Piper. The “Hole in One” Contest, honoring the memory of the late Karen Oatey, had a desirable Subaru Outback donated by Teton Motors, although many were close, a hole in one did not happen this year.

The fun, friendly and successful event was a great way to kick off the summer season and remember the importance of providing for the essential needs of children and families in the community.

Contact: Sarah Cavallaro, 307-413-2767, scavallaro@tyfs.org


Teton Youth and Family Services’ mission is to help children and families find their way to fulfilling and constructive lives. The organization has been providing services to the Jackson Hole area for 40 years.



To see more pictures and what a great time was had please click HERE