Join Annika Sorenstam, one of the most iconic and successful golfers of all-time, in taking a swing at helping the community of East Palestine who were effected by recent events.
In partnership with the Youngstown Mahoning Valley United Way and The Way Station, Annika Sorenstam is teeing up a national drive to help the community of East Palestine during their time of need. With her husband, Mike McGee, a native of East Palestine and son of legendary PGA Tour champion, Jerry McGee, and Ed Muransky, owner of The Muransky Companies, the three will be a catalyst for an effort called, “Annika Fore East Palestine.”
The campaign will offer people across the country a chance to support and contribute directly to the community of East Palestine to secure items materials and resources to rebuild their hometown. The national campaign will feature a celebrity golf event, hosted by Sorenstam and Muransky on May 15, at The Lake Club in Poland, Ohio, where Annika will be joined by her friends from sports and entertainment to offer people an opportunity to meet legendary individuals while contributing to an effort to raise money to meet urgent community needs in East Palestine, Ohio.
Annika is the often regarded as the greatest female golfer of all time. She rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books and changed the way women’s golf was played, viewed and covered. She started the ANNIKA Foundation in 2007 to provide playing opportunities for girls at the junior, collegiate and professional levels. She annually hosts seven global events for girls which have 600 plus participants from over 60 countries. Mike grew up in East Palestine and works with Annika with all of her businesses. Together, they have Ava (9/1/09) and Will (3/21/11), who were both baptized in East Palestine. Jerry McGee, Mike’s dad and longtime PGA Tour professional passed in 2022, and his memory was celebrated at The Lake Club.
All money raised through the event will go to the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley fund earmarked for East Palestine support. Items purchased, which will reflect the most urgent and necessary community needs, will be disseminated by The Way Station, a non-profit organization in Columbiana County designed to be a community resource for families and individuals in need.
Join Annika and her friends for a charity golf outing to support the community of East Palestine on May 15th at The Lake Club in Poland, Ohio.
Due to the amazing response, we have exceeded our capacity of volunteers for the event on May 15th. Thank you for your support! If you wish to be involved, you can still do so by donating to Annika Fore East Palestine.
For over 100 years, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley remains a vital resource in the community, collaborating with partners to educate, empower, and improve the quality of life for children and families in the Mahoning Valley.
The Way Station exists as a community resource for families and individuals in need; our food pantry, monthly food distribution, job training, support groups and emergency assistance are just a few of the ways we work to reflect the love of Jesus!