helps Young Life
Express Staff Writer
Young bought his single ticket for the Galena Lodge Benefit raffle, he
made a promise to himself. It wasn’t that if he won the Subaru being
raffled off, he’d take the money and go on a trip around the world or
take all his buddies out for a night on the town.
Young, 28, made a deal that if he won, he’d take the cash and give a
portion of it to the Young Life benefit being held just two days later
at the River Run Lodge.
Life is a nondenominational Christian ministry that reaches out to
adolescents through volunteers, staff, club meetings, and seasonal
landscape architect with Clearwater Landscaping in Ketchum, hails from
Massachusetts. He has worked with Young Life in the past. "I said,
‘Hey, if that’s the way it’s going to work out, it’s free money,
a gift and a responsibility.’
do you do with that? Everyone is given something—what’s it going to
take to realize that—why not give back to the community?"
seems right that when Young won, he gleefully posed with the Subaru,
which he was destined never to drive. He then sold the car back to
Canyon Motors in Twin Falls for $25,000.
nights later he took aside Stewart Sonneland, the Young Life area
director, and told him he wanted to donate $10,000 for general
operations and camp scholarships.
gone to Mexico to help build houses in the past," Young said,
referring to one of Young Life’s yearly trips. "That all costs
money. Some of the money will be dedicated to helping them out. You hope
that that inspires other people."