Puttin’ for a Purpose under way at mall


Event raises funds for youth feeding program

For the Daily Call



PIQUA — The Piqua Salvation Army and area businesses once again have partnered to present the Puttin’ for a Purpose Corporate Challenge and Miniature Golf at the Miami Valley Centre Mall.

Puttin’ for a Purpose allows the public to contribute to The Salvation Army’s Summer Youth Feeding Program and enjoy a great round of miniature golf at the same time. For $3 per game, participants can play 18 holes that have been constructed by local companies around the theme of the service or product they provide. The event runs through April 9. Public play hours are Fridays 3-8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m.; as well as 4-8 p.m. April 3-5.

“This is a unique project, and one that I have never been involved with during my tenure with The Salvation Army,” said Maj. Robert Kramer of The Salvation Army. “This is a great way to have fun and support the great work of the Summer Youth Feeding Program.”

The Corporate Challenge will be held April 6 beginning at 5:30 p.m. This night provides area businesses the opportunity to compete. Special recognition for the night will be given to the following sponsors: Hartzell Propeller, Inc., Upper Valley Medical Center/Premier Health, P & R Specialty and Hemm’s Glass Shop.

The Salvation Army provides over 8,000 meals to at-risk youth during the summer months when schools are closed for summer break. This is made possible by the work of individuals and volunteer organizations.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please call the local Salvation Army office at 773-7563.

Event raises funds for youth feeding program

For the Daily Call