Compass Pointe Golf Courses in Pasadena will be the site of the third Youngblood Eveleth Memorial Golf Tournament honoring former Old Mill High School wrestling coaches Dan Youngblood and Matt Eveleth. Proceeds of the May 8 tournament will go toward a scholarship for a wrestler.
After Dan, a Severna Park resident, died in a boating accident in 2018, his sister, Terri Youngblood-Savage, wanted to create a legacy for her brother to pass down to wrestlers in need with a scholarship toward higher education. The Dan Youngblood Wrestling Scholarship was established, and the first golf tournament was held in 2019.
Matt was also raised in Severna Park, where he attended Chesapeake High School, and died of pancreatic cancer in 2021. When Matt passed away, Terri approached the Eveleth family about adding Matt to the foundation and making the tournament a memorial tournament in both Dan and Matt’s names.
The expanded tournament was a befitting tribute to the two friends, who together in 2009 coached Old Mill High School to a wrestling state championship.
“Dan worked with junior league and high school wrestling teams and enjoyed giving back,” said Asahi Eveleth, Matt’s sister-in-law. “Dan and Matt coached together for years, and it was a natural idea for the foundation to give a scholarship to a young athlete.”
Matt is remembered by friends as outgoing, full of energy and life, and fiercely loyal to his friends and family. Always willing to help anyone in need, Matt was generous with his time and helping youth.
Dan poured his life into coaching in Anne Arundel County and developing young boys into men through the sport of wrestling. He was a mentor and a friend. He loved his friends and family, was outgoing and easygoing, and would do anything for anyone he considered a friend.
Family, friends, colleagues and former students will gather to share memories, laughs and friendly competition at the May tournament with a 9:00am shotgun start following breakfast.
A catered dinner and a silent auction will take place after the golfers return to the clubhouse. And, for very good or very lucky golfers, there is a chance to win a Volvo with a hole-in-one.
To support the foundation’s goal of raising money for a more substantial scholarship and to remember Dan and Matt, go to www.danyoungblood.com/2023-golf-tournament. Golfers, sponsors and donations are all needed.
High school students and wrestling coaches may request an application for the Youngblood-Eveleth wrestling scholarship at www.danyoungblood.com. Wrestlers are nominated by their coaches.
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