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Legendary Broadcaster – Johnny Holliday – Rallies Sports Elite to Raise Millions for Youth Leadershi

University of Maryland Golf Course in College Park, MD. Dozens of elite athletes, coaches, sports TV & Radio personalities will tee off at what has become the who’s who in area golf tournaments – The Johnny Holliday Scholarship Classic (JHSC).

This year’s tournament will honor Washington National’s All-Star First Baseman, Ryan Zimmerman, as the 2017 Recipient of the JHSC Community Champion Award for his community service to the Greater Washington Area, and his continued commitment to the treatment and cure of Multiple Sclerosis. The award will be presented at the 19th Hole reception immediately following golf. The tournament has raised over $1 Million to help more than 3,000 youth in the DC Metro region receive personal mentoring at the Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF) – recently selected by the Catalogue of Philanthropy: Greater Washington as “One of the Best” Nonprofits as part of the Class of 2017-18.

Funds raised from the tournament will also offer targeted financial assistance to merit-worthy YLF students so they can attend local elementary and high Schools through the Johnny and Mary Clare Scholarship Fund – an opportunity they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Johnny Holliday: “More children receiving quality education has been a goal of Mary and myself for over a decade and I’m happy to say that expanding the impact of the JHSC is doing even more to open doors and lower those barriers for the children that YLF serves!”

ESPN Radio will be broadcasting their shows live during this year’s event. A complete list of the 2017 roster of celebrity guests can be found on the event website along with a link of how to support and attend the event –

About Youth Leadership Foundation: This year marks YLF’s 20th Anniversary. Since its inception, YLF has built the character of over 3,000 students and has seen 97% of them graduate from high school throughout the Nation’s Capital. Last year, YLF’s character-building programs served 348 youths in all wards of District of Columbia and Prince George’s County through 60 mentors. As a result of their participation with YLF, 92% of YLF students developed greater self-confidence; 83% reported positive changes in study and work habits; and 86% became more goal-oriented.


Robert DeSimone

(202) 365-3511

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