2024 Cushing Terrell Golf Classic to Benefit Billings Family YMCA Teen Center Project

Multidisciplinary design firm, Cushing Terrell, will host its annual golf classic fundraiser on Friday, August 23, 2024, at Pryor Creek Golf Club. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Billings Family YMCA’s new teen center project, which aims to create a safe space with purpose for teens where they can gain experience, grow, and thrive.

The renovation project will transform two 1970s-era racquetball courts into a basketball court and electronic sports center (E-Sports), which will provide alternative activities for teens in the Billings, Montana, community. In addition to reimagining the old courts, the YMCA will remodel an underutilized space into a teen lounge for individuals who need a place to study and do homework or who want to socialize with friends.  

“E-Sports, or electronic sports, is exploding across the nation in high schools and colleges. It incorporates video games for organized competitions and is an all-inclusive activity regardless of gender, race, age, religion, or athletic ability. It opens the door to building a community among teens,” said Kim Kaiser, chief executive officer, Billings Family YMCA. 

In its ninth year with a named fundraising beneficiary, the Cushing Terrell Golf Classic is expected to push the cumulative funds raised upwards of $120,000. Previous beneficiaries include the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County, Moss Mansion, Alberta Bair Theater, The Family Tree Nurturing Center, Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, and ZooMontana. 

“This annual event aligns with our steadfast commitment to the Billings community, which we have been a part of for over 85 years! We are excited to partner with the Billings Family YMCA on their new teen center,” said Brad Sperry, principal at Cushing Terrell and current board member of the Billings Family YMCA. “It has been a privilege to serve on the YMCA Board, as I grew up learning to swim and playing sports at the YMCA. The organization provides a community service that benefits so many of our Billings youth.”  

The four-person scramble format will begin with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. followed by lunch, refreshments, and prizes at the clubhouse. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Alyssa Voeltz at alyssavoeltz@cushingterrell.com or 406.896.6120 for details.  

About Cushing Terrell

Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that integrating architecture, engineering, and design opens the doors for deepened relationships and enhanced creativity. This foundation continues to define the firm and its multidisciplinary team today. Driven by empathy, the team works to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainable built environments. With more than 400 team members spanning 30-plus disciplines and expertise across the commercial, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, residential, and retail markets, the firm has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, and Washington. For more information about Cushing Terrell, visit cushingterrell.com.

About Billings Family YMCA  

The mission of the YMCA is “to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.” Through effective board, staff, and volunteer leadership, the YMCA achieves this mission through collaborations with other community institutions and civic groups. The Billings Family YMCA was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization in 1905. Since its founding, the Billings Family YMCA has provided health and wellness programs as an integral part of their mission. Together, the nation’s 2,000+ YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organization in America, working to meet the health and human service needs of 20.2 million men, women, and children in 10,000 communities in the United States.