Erie Insurance Gives $10,000 to Emmaus Ministries from Golf Tournament
Soup kitchen

Erie Insurance swung high for Emmaus Ministries and other local non-profits gifting $10,000 to ten organizations as part of its 2020 Charity Challenge Golf Tournament. Since the tournament could not be held last year, team captains from the 2019 tournament chose organizations to receive the $100,000 that Erie Insurance committed to the event.

“It was important for us to continue the Charity Challenge, despite the fact that we couldn’t host the annual golf tournament,” said Ann Scott, community outreach manager at Erie Insurance, in a press release. “Even though the past year has looked different in many ways, we remain committed to support the communities where we live and work.”

In addition to Emmaus, the Boys and Girls Club of Erie, City Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network received $10,000 each. Because the golf tournament also takes place in Allentown, on the other side of Pennsylvania, five organizations in that area received the proceeds, too: the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown, Face to Face, Nazareth Area Food Bank, Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.

The Charity Challenge began in 2010 in Erie and since then has awarded more than $830,000 to non-profit organizations in Erie. The 2021 Tournament is tentatively set to take place in person on Monday, September 13, at the Kahkwa Club. To register, visit the website.

Photo: Emmaus staff member, Sister Valerie Luckey, OSB (center) receives a check at Emmaus Soup Kitchen from Ann Scott (left) and Melissa McGill (right), part of Erie Insurance’s community outreach team.