(AUGUSTA, Ga.) Paul Anderson Youth Home (PAYH), a leading residential program for young men in Georgia overcoming behavioral challenges, announces that the 31st annual Paul Anderson Golf Classic was held on Monday, May 6, at the prestigious River Golf Club in North Augusta, SC. This year’s tournament was even more spectacular with the recent opening of the club’s stunning new pavilion.

Tee Up for a Cause: Supporting Young Men in Crisis

The Paul Anderson Golf Classic is a cornerstone fundraiser for PAYH, having raised over $7 million throughout its history. This critical funding provides hope and a brighter future for young men struggling with behavioral issues, substance abuse, anger and depression.

“This golf tournament is a highlight of our year,” says Glenda Anderson Leonard, co-founder of PAYH. “It is a chance to gather with friends, enjoy friendly competition in a beautiful setting, and most importantly, raise vital funds to transform the lives of young men in need.”

Experience World-Class Golf at The River Club

Golf enthusiasts will not want to miss the opportunity to play at The River Golf Club, consistently ranked among the Southeast’s finest courses and named a Top 5 New Course by Golf Digest.  Designed by internationally acclaimed golf course architect Jim Fazio, the course boasts breathtaking views of the Savannah River and a challenging yet rewarding layout. The addition of the new 6,000-square-foot pavilion with its panoramic vistas further enhances the golfer’s experience.

Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

The tournament registration opened at 8:45 AM, followed by a shotgun start at 10:00 AM. A delicious breakfast, lunch and snacks were served throughout the day, with an awards ceremony following the competition.

Glenda Anderson, the co-founder of Paul Anderson Youth Home, stands with her and her late husband Paul’s children and current husband Stephen.

“As they do every year, our sponsors come through to make this wonderful day possible,” Anderson Leonard said. “Publix Super Markets Charities has donated more than $900,000 since we started the Paul Anderson Golf Classic.”

Those interested in participating in or sponsoring the Paul Anderson Golf Classic can visit payh.org/golf.


Founded in 1961 by weightlifting world champion Paul Anderson and his wife, Glenda, the Paul Anderson Youth Home (PAYH) is a Christian residential program and on-campus school for young men between the ages of 16 and 21 struggling with behavioral problems and issues of discipline, anger and depression. PAYH is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). In addition to counseling and character development, PAYH offers an accelerated learning program enabling residents to graduate with a high school diploma and technical certifications. To date, over 1,400 young men have attended the program. The Home is located at 1603 McIntosh St. in Vidalia, GA. To learn more about PAYH, call (912) 537-7237 or visit www.payh.org.


Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing