Jennifer Blackwood, the organization's executive director, said the support of the Greenbrier Classic, Justice and his family has been critical to the organization's success in recent years.
"Being part of the Greenbrier Classic, and a beneficiary of the Old White Charities, is a major boost for our chapter," Blackwood said. "Their support allows us to offer programs that teach life skills and golf skills to thousands of children throughout the Roanoke region annually."
The First Tee, The Greenbrier and Polo Golf will also have the organization's annual Youth Day this Tuesday at The Old White TPC. The day will begin with a clinic with PGA tour golfers followed by a four-hole charity golf scramble that will award $10,000 to the local chapter of the winning junior golfer.
Remember the Miners, a nonprofit created by West Virginia University men's basketball coach Bob Huggins to raise awareness for issues affecting coal miners and their families, has also used the Badges for Charity program to help fund its work.
Funds from the badge program are combined with funds raised from other events to help award scholarships to the children of coal miners. In 2012, the organization awarded 19 scholarships ranging from $1,250 to $10,000 to families across West Virginia.
During an interview at last year's Greenbrier Classic, Huggins said being able to work with Justice and the Badges for Charity program not only helps raise funds, but also awareness for the Remember the Miners organization.
"When people like Jim Justice get involved, to me it's a validation that what we're doing is the right thing," Huggins said. "He's just been terrific and absolutely phenomenal to the cause.
"Jim Justice in my mind is a guy who really cares about our state," he said. "I think it's very evident in what he did with buying The Greenbrier and bringing this golf event -- he cares about our state, he cares about the people in our state and how our state's represented."
Contact writer Jared Hunt at busin...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4836.
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