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Family Golf Day: Families First Golf Foundation aims to bring golf to underprivileged children

Families first golf foundationThe folks at the Don Law Golf Academy understand that all youths can benefit from the educational lessons taught by the game of golf.
That's one reason they launched the Families First Golf Foundation almost two years ago, hoping to bring the game to children who might not normally be exposed to it.
“It's a fantastic educational tool for life lessons - for responsibly and respect and all those things you have to learn to play the game of golf,” said Rick Heard, a PGA pro and a partner in the Don Law Golf Academy.
The Families First Golf Foundation works hard to bring the game to children whose parents may not have the money to afford equipment or greens fees, offering a place to learn the game.
One of their biggest fundraisers is the Family Golf Day, which will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Osprey Point Golf Course in Boca Raton, Fla.
It's essentially a carnival of golf. Much of the event is free to the public, so families can get golf lessons, see some of the latest golf equipment, get their faces painted or tumble around in a bounce house.
The first 300 families will receive gift bags filled with golfing goodies along with many other items (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, etc.) provided by Walgreens.
There are also some paid competitions, like a putting challenge, “Big Break” Break the Glass challenge and a family golf challenge where all the events are combined into a sort of golf decathlon.
The entry fee for those events, along with the money raised from the silent auction, a giant 50/50 raffle and a portion of the food sales all goes toward the Families First Golf Foundation.
“If we can expose people to the need, that is a win,” said Blair Dimitro, who is putting together the event. “The money we raise on top of that is a victory. And there's the exposure to golf itself for people of all incomes, sizes or backgrounds.”
This isn't the first foray into youth golf for the Don Law Golf Academy. Heard estimates that at least 1,000 South Florida children participate in tournaments, clinics or other golf outings sponsored by the academy each year.
One goal of the foundation is to raise enough money to purchase a shuttle bus that will drive children whose parents have to work to the golf course.
Care To Click counts many golfers among our members and we understand well the benefits of the lessons learned on the golf course. We also know the benefit of new life experiences, especially for underprivileged children.
That's why we will be present at the Family Golf Day and we hope to see many friendly faces out there who can help the cause.
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