FARMINGTON -- Safe graduation parties for the nine area high schools and peer tutoring for disabled students, were just two of the youth programs in Davis County receiving a slice of golf tournament funds from the County Commission on Tuesday.
The annual check passing exercise about this same time each year are from those funds raised by the Davis County Commissioner's Cup Golf Tournament held each August in coordination with the opening of the Davis County Fair.
This year the commission awarded nine different county programs with a total of $17,900 in contributions, according to county officials.
No public tax dollars were used, Davis County Commissioner Bret Millburn stressed.
The program receiving the lion's share of the funds was the Davis School District's Davis Education Foundation, which received $5,000 to help organize the 2014 safe high school graduation parties at the nine area high schools.
Some other big winners included the Davis Arts Council in Layton, and the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville, each receiving a $2,000 contribution.
The DATC will be using its donation for bridge scholarship money, while the DAC will be using its funds for its Active Stages program, which involves taking the performing arts into the local elementary schools, officials said.
Several recipients promoting reading programs also captured a portion of the golf tournament funds.
Woods Cross Literacy summer reading program received $750, while the Father Reading program with Davis Head Start received a $1,000 donation.
Other organizations receiving a check included the Weber State University Upward Bound scholarship ($1,900); the Joy Foundation for its chalk art festival ($1,500); and Best Buddies ($1,800), offering one-on-one peer tutoring for the disabled.
A $750 donation was also presented to The Miss Davis County Scholarship Pageant.
Millburn said the young women who capture the crown are regularly asked to represent the county at different special events throughout the year.
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