The Livastride Youth Foundation is excited to announce the very first Tee up for LYF golf tournament held on Saturday, June 7 at Round Valley Golf Course in Morgan. Participants will have the opportunity to win a brand new 2014 Can Am Maverick Max ATV (valued at $20,799), as well as many other prizes. There will be raffles, silent auctions and dinner as well. This ATV is a fully-loaded, says Livastride Director Larie Hannum. Chuck Eagleston of Allstate Insurance offered this as a hole-in-one prize. It is just an incredible donation. It shows that our foundation’s mission of increasing suicide awareness within our local communities is powerful and meaningful enough to draw in valuable sponsors who are willing to support our cause. The foundation hopes this generous offer will garner local support. This provides them opportunities to really foster growth in youth who really need support. The Tee up for LYF golf tournament is set up in a four-man scramble format. Registration kicks off at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The foundation encourages all interested businesses and individuals to register early and look into potential sponsorship of individual holes by contacting Hannum. There is a limit on the number of teams that can participate, so sign up now. Not only is it a charitable contribution, but it is a lot of fun. Tee up for LYF is just one of many fundraising events held by Livastride to help finance their effort of promoting healthy, skill-building activities to local youth. Both the annual Livastride Summer Slam Baseball Tournament and Home Run Derby, Swing for LYF will return this summer along with the extremely successful and informative Invest for LYF Financial Boot Camp this fall. The tournament and derby were the brainchild of Billy Peterson, CEO and founder of Livastride, a non-profit organization. Peterson is a native of Morgan, where he currently resides with his wife, Heather, and their five children. The Livastride foundation’s mission is to help adolescents live life to the fullest. Peterson’s brother Brody was a happy, caring, energetic young man who had everything to live for, but suffered from depression and took his own life at too young an age. Since then, Peterson and his Livastride foundation have targeted adolescents that are experiencing emotional, social and academic challenges and helped them develop skills that will allow them to become healthy and successful adults. Shaun Peterson, who writes a monthly finance article for The Morgan County News, is also a board member for Livastride. All proceeds go towards scholarships and Christmas sponsorships provided through Livastride, a sister company to Peterson Wealth Services, Inc. Scholarships are given to students who have overcome adversity. Students are required to write an essay to apply. 2013 scholarship winner Tennyson George was born and raised in Sierra Leone and was witness to the horrible civil war raging in that area. He was a witness to the death of many friends and relatives, so in 2005 his family immigrated to the U.S. With nothing but the clothes on their backs, they made their way to Utah. This fall he will be attending Utah State with the help of this scholarship. George says he will major in biology and move on to medical school in an attempt to give back to his community the way his community gave to him. To learn more about any of these fundraising events, visit the Events page on the Livastride Youth Foundation website at livastride.org. See ads on page 8.
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