With the help of his Young Life committee, Lucas Adams is undertaking the arduous process of putting together his first fundraising golf tournament.
But he expects the reward to be worth the effort.
Young Life is hosting a scramble, best-ball tournament Aug. 28 at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club. The registration fee is $125 per golfer with all proceeds going to Young Life, a nonprofit, nondenominational group that helps high-school aged youth in Routt County, said Adams, the Young Life area director for Steamboat.
"I've played two rounds of nine," Adams said of his golf experience. "But I know a lot of people interested in Young Life that play golf."
The tournament will start at 12:30 p.m., with registration and a pre-tournament barbecue at 11 a.m. at the Sheraton golf course. The registration fee covers fee costs and cart rental.
Young Life's primary fund-raiser is an annual banquet, but Lucas expects the golf tournament to become popular in coming years. The monies raised will help fund such things as weekly club meetings, a weekend camp in winter and events the group and its members go to throughout the year, among other things.
Young Life's mission centers on building relationships between its committed leaders, often volunteers, and teens. Lucas said Young Life is different from church youth groups because its leaders meet teens on their own turf where they are most comfortable, "earning the right to be heard," Lucas said.
Young Life is open to any high school student and is not associated with any specific church.
In areas where Young Life is well-funded, its ministry has been effective and popular, Lucas said, so the Steamboat chapter is trying to find monthly donors to ease the financial burden of the organization.
Anyone seeking more information on Young Life's golf tournament, or to register for the tournament, can call the Young Life office at 871-4822 or stop by the Sheraton to pick up a registration form.