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Mayor's Cup kicks off to raise funds for YouthWorks

Posted at 7:19 PM, Jun 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 08:52:34-04

BALTIMORE — For the second year in a row, golfers in Baltimore hit the links to raise money to help the city's young people get to work.

The Mayor's Cup is part of a week-long celebration of golf in the city to help fund YouthWorks, the summer job program for teens in Baltimore.

Mayor Jack Young says the money raised goes a long way in supporting YouthWorks, and the city should work to improve the actual courses.

"This golf course corporation has been a jewel for our city, and the only thing that I would like to suggest, and I'll see if I can work on this, I noticed that some of our golf courses need some work. They need some capital work. I was just the president [then] and talked about why can't we do capital improvements with our golf courses," said Young.

As for YouthWorks, 14,000 kids between the age 14 and 21 have applied. The city has about 8,300 slots available.