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Ignite Youth Mentoring Invites Community to Play Miniature Golf

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-  The non-profit organization, Ignite Youth Mentoring is asking the community to join them on the putting course to help kids in the community.

The Third Annual Golf Buddies Miniature Golf Tournament takes place Saturday, September 14th at Canyon Lakes putting golf course. 

The money raised from the event goes to help provide activities and find mentors for kids in the Tri-Cities.

Currently, Ignite has about 70 kids matched up with mentors and the non-profit organization wants to grow that number.

The Executive Director of Ignite Youth Mentoring, Todd Kleppin says the organization works to bring kids together with positive role models.  " Nearly six out of every ten kids going into the juvenile justice system say they do not have a positive adult role model.  We need to get our kids help early on and need to give them someone who loves them and shows them the right way to live," said Kleppin. 

Ignite is still looking for golfers, volunteers, donations, event sponsors, and even referrals for kids to participate.

The event is free to all kids who participate. 

Adults pay a $10 fee.

The tournament starts at 9 a.m.

Each participant will receive a T-Shirt, a backpack with goodies, lunch, and 9 holes on the putting course.

For more information about Ignite Youth Mentoring or the Golf Buddies Tournament, click here.