Youth Resources hosts 8th annual ‘Scooter Scramble’
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The annual Scooter Scramble in memory of Robert “Scooter” Tiemann took place Monday at Oak Meadow Country Club.
Officials say people gathered to bid in an auction, play in a golf scramble and ultimately raise money for Youth Resources and the Robert “Scooter” Tiemann TEEN POWER Scholarship Fund.
“Scooter,” who passed away in 2013, was an advocate for youth and a long-time volunteer with Youth Resources’ TEEN POWER and Teen Advisory Council programs. He founded the Scooter Scholarship fund to help kids pay registration fees to attend Youth Resources leadership conferences, and Youth Resources wanted to continue that tradition.
Executive director, Laura Ferguson says, ”There are kids in need who we really think benefit from being involved in programs that support their leadership development, support them as humans, connect them to peers who have the same values and want to be great people and service opportunities. That’s what we get to do in Scooters name and it’s just the best.”
Event organizers say they’ve helped 162 kids with their registration fees and have raised more than $150,000 in the past eight years.
Scooter was also a former employee at WFIE. He ran camera, audio, master control and also spent time as the Sunrise director.
He died at the age of 31 in 2013.
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