Dave Scott Memorial raises $8,000 for youth hockey

Representatives of the Legend Oaks Gives Back initiative recently presented a check to Charleston Youth Hockey Association President Terri Mills. From left are Sharon Sauro, Theresia Ware, Terri Mills, Marie Scott, Neil Gowan, Kathy Chickarello and Jim Chickarello.

The second annual Dave Scott Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner was hosted by Legend Oaks Gives Back at Legend Oaks Golf and Tennis Club June 8.

The event, benefiting the Charleston Youth Hockey Association, raised $8,008 to support the CYHA’s scholarship funds for local youth hockey teams.

The golf tournament opened with a shotgun start for 94 players. The18-hole Captain’s Choice tournament included many forms of “mulligan upgrades” and fun contests for the players. Prizes were awarded for Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin, along with honors for the top three teams.

This year first place went to the team of Dave Turner, Scott Warner, Ryan Sears and Mark Berones. More than 125 players, guests, CYHA Board Members and supporters, along with members of Dave Scott’s family, enjoyed a steak dinner after golf. Player awards and a variety of door prizes were also handed out at dinner.

CYHA President Terri Mills highlighted the many accomplishments of the association, including scholarship funds disbursements made throughout the year and plans for the upcoming season. Mills also thanked Eagle Sponsor Boxell Aerospace for their generous support of the event along with many other local business and personal sponsors.

The CYHA has an established scholarship fund, which is used to help offset program fees for families needing assistance so their children can continue to play hockey. The program is funded primarily from Dave Scott Memorial event and private donations. Scholarships are awarded based on financial needs of families requesting help through a structured application process, allowing for fair distribution of funds. Funds are also used to provide extra ice time for all CYHA members through specialized skills, goalie and checking clinics and equipment and uniforms for use by teams and coaches.

During the 2018-2019 season, $15,000 in scholarships were awarded. For more information about the CYHA, visit its website at www.charlestonyouthhockey.org.

Marie Scott, Dave’s wife, also thanked the many CYHA volunteers, the Legend Oaks Gives Back team and all the players and guests for making the tournament such a huge success.

Dave is a former Mississauga Fire Department Captain and volunteer firefighter and lived his life serving others. The CYHA was chosen as event beneficiary because of his love for hockey, his Toronto Maple Leafs and the South Carolina Stingrays. The Dave Scott Memorial Golf Tournament carries on his legacy of serving others through the celebration of his life.

The Legend Oaks Gives Back initiative was founded in 2008. Past events have included golf tournaments, a USTA sanctioned tennis tournament, a 5K run on the back nine, a used golf and tennis equipment drive, a back to school supplies drive, a turn the course pink campaign and a Christmas toy drive. Past donations have benefited The Alzheimer’s Association, The ARK Alzheimer’s Family and Support Services, Charleston Youth Hockey Association, Dorchester Children’s Center, Meals on Wheels of Summerville, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC Children’s Hospital, One80 Place, and The South Carolina Junior Golf Association. The Legend Oaks Gives Back initiative, operating with the motto of “A Community Working Together, to Help Those in Need”, has set even higher goals for 2019.

The Legend Oaks Gives Back charity initiative welcomes businesses and members of the community who would like to become involved and help those in the local community in need. For more information, contact Theresia Ware at 843-821-4077, extension 103 or email tware@legendoaksgolf.com.