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Posted: Monday, April 1, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 7:06 am, Mon Apr 1, 2013.

Meadows Farms Golf Course will be the scene of an annual golf marathon to benefit Young Life Culpeper April 26. 

Are you interested in “Linking Up for Kids”?  There is still time for golfers of all skill levels to sign up.

Young Life Culpeper is an inter-denominational Christian ministry.  At the core of Young Life are leaders who are actively investing time with teenagers to build lasting friendships and to help them live life to the fullest. The organization also works with middle school students through their WyldLife program, and its newest ministry called Young Lives reaches out to pregnant teens and teen moms in Culpeper.

Golfers find sponsors to financially support them in their effort to complete as many holes as they can in one day, or play a leisurely day of golf in support of a good cause.  Each golfer is allowed to and even encouraged to secure their own “caddie” who can help gather sponsors and help play holes of golf during the event.  The sponsors will pledge on a per-hole-completed basis or lump sum. The sponsors can be either private (family and friends) or corporate (contacts who are business owners).

"Whatever your skill level, you're guaranteed a great time," says Young Life Area Director Jeff Stables. "In addition, anyone can support the mission by supporting a golfer.”

 The golf marathon will begin in the early morning and a day filled with friends and fun will last until the awards banquet in the evening.  This year golfers will enjoy playing countless holes of golf throughout the day with optional skills competitions such as the 10-hole elimination tournament. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.

For the past several years many generous local businesses have helped ensure that there continues to be great opportunities for our young people in Culpeper.  F.H. Furr, Plumbing, Heating, A/C, John Lynch, Lynch Retirement Inv Group, Alum Spring Baptist Church, Battlefield Toyota, Billy Fox Insurance Agency, Inc. State Farm Insurance Companies, Culpeper Ruritan Club, Culpeper Dairy Queen, Enterprise and Native Harvest have generously supported the event in years past.

Culpeper resident Kay Huggard, who has played in every marathon says, "It is the most exciting, exhausting, exhilarating day you can imagine - perfect for someone who loves golf and loves the message that Young Life brings to today's teens."

For more information on Young Life, or the Golf Marathon, please call 540-219-8043, or visit .





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