Friday, July 13, 2012

Take a swing!

FORE!!! Take a swing, help thousands of Tulsa area youth!

Did you know that you can enjoy a beautiful view of Tulsa, work on your golf game and help 5000+ youth in the Tulsa area?  Grab your clubs and be a part of our 13th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs Golf Tournament. Mark your calendar to hit the links on Mon., July 23 at Tulsa Country Club.  100% of the net proceeds will be distributed to our six Boys and Girls Clubs located in the Tulsa area. Our goal this year is to raise at least $50,000 to support the comprehensive academic and athletic programs.

The Clubs help children like eight-year-old Jay Carroll. Jay's older brother was in jail and his parents were worried about their younger son following in a similar path. Jay's parents turned to the Mabee Red Shield Boys and Girls Club. Club Director Jerome Smith says the 8-year-old acted "street" when he first arrived, but has now turned around."The kids think acting street is cool and that’s hard for us to combat. Jay didn’t want to be recognized as a good kid, because then he wouldn’t be cool. But he’s come a long way,” Smith said.

Jay's story is just one of many examples of how the Boys and Girls Clubs are helping more than 5,000 children in the Tulsa area.  Club directors and staff make it their priority to help these kids read, study for exams and learn a new athletic skill. They teach them how to dance, draw a picture or make jambalaya.  The staff makes sure they get home safely and tell these kids the importance of saying “please” and “thank you.”

There are many opportunities to be a part of the golf tournament, including being a sponsor, participant or donating door prizes.  Participants get to enjoy the history and challenge of the newly remodeled 18 holes of Tulsa County Club. Don’t miss out on this great event!! Contact Carrie Salce at 918-587-7801 ext. 121 or carrie_salce@uss.salvationarmy.org to register or sponsor. Click HERE for additional details.  

-Carrie

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