The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council (?YGC?), a program of the Scott County Community Foundation, had another successful fundraiser even though youth had to get creative this year with their planning. While the YGC normally hosts an alumni basketball game to kick off the rivalry basketball games during the week before Thanksgiving, the pandemic changed things this year. Youth decided to host their 6th annual Thanksgiving Throwback Throwdown but called it their COVID Edition fundraiser. They had a donation competition, and anyone who donated could designate which team to support. Commemorative t-shirts were also sold. Scottsburg guys and girls teams got the win this year and will get their names on the traveling trophies. Through numerous donations and sponsorships, the YGC was able to raise $3,068! One hundred percent of the proceeds support youth in Scott County.

The YGC would like to thank Event Sponsor Joshua M.D. James/Bill C. Brown Associates, and Friends of the YGC sponsor Stoplight Liquor/Greg and Andrea Gibson. Students in Ms. Lee Anne Hahn?s class at Austin Middle and High schools sold bagged snacks at school to raise $376 for the fundraiser.

On behalf of the asset development committee and YGC members, the co-chairpersons of the planning committee expressed appreciation. ?Thank you to our community who is always so giving even during difficult times!? said Brinley Soloe, co-chairperson. ?Thank you to everyone who has continued to help support us even with everything going on right now,? added Kinlee Craig, co-chairperson.

The YGC is comprised of 98 youth in grades 5-12. They learn about giving and serving our community through community service projects, fundraising, and awarding grants for youth-related projects. Since 2002, the YGC has awarded over $72,000 for youth-related projects in Scott County. For more information, you may call 812-752-2057, email, or visit