Swing for Kids Golf Classic


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With spring just around the corner, it’s time again to dust off your golf clubs because Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV is gearing up for its 28th annual Swing for Kids Golf Classic. At 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, RGV golfers will gather at Los Lagos Golf Course in Edinburg for 18 holes in a team-style round of golf, food, and of course, lots of fun. The Boys & Girls Club will host the classic with help from Texas National Bank and other businesses and community sponsors to make the annual event a continued success. With all the proceeds benefiting our own children right here in the RGV, why not join them on the green?

Teams of three will tee off at 1 p.m. for the three-man Florida Scramble, sometimes also called a Step Aside Scramble or a Dropout. This style of play is similar to a traditional scramble. However, the player who is selected with the best shot sits out, or “drops out,” for the subsequent shot. This speeds up the game just a bit and helps to spread out the contributions among teammates. During the event, Texas National Bank will be serving fajitas, door prizes will be awarded, and for those expert or just lucky golfers, hole-in-one prizes will be ready for the taking.

Of course, all of this sounds like a blast. But the biggest benefit of the classic is the investment in the community through the funding of Youth Development Programs that focuses on academic success, living a healthy lifestyle, as well as those that concentrate on character improvement and increasing civic engagement. Some of the academic programs that will be funded by the proceeds include annual college scholarships for youth leaders in the community and Power Hour, a homework help program for all children that attend the Boys & Girls Club after school programs. Furthermore, Healthy Habits will continue to teach children about the importance of nutrition and portion control along with physical fitness for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To incorporate civic engagement, this year, the junior leadership Torch Club for children ages 10 to 13 is organizing and maintaining its own garden and partnering with chefs to learn how to take the harvest from garden to table. Through the Keystone Club, older youths are also making an impact among teens by hosting teen nights for alternative weekend activities and leading their peers to make good choices.

If you’re a golf fan, or if you just want to be a part of transforming the lives of children in our community, join in the fun at the Swing for Kids Golf Classic. The hope for the event is to raise at least $25,000 for the Boys & Girls Club — invest in youth today! To sign up for the event, team sponsorship opportunities start at $750 and range all the way up to $10,000 — although a larger donation would definitely not be turned away! Any amount is valuable to supporting RGV kids. Entry fees include green fees, a cart, door prizes, lunch, and drinks. Team prizes are worth $2,000 and additional individual prizes will also be awarded. The last day to register for the event is April 30.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV has been at the forefront of youth development since 1969 and continues to enrich the lives of children in our community. Their mission is to provide the opportunity and enable all RGV youth to become productive, responsible, and influential citizens, and today, nearly 6,000 youths have access to quality programs and services that will help shape their future. Your sponsorship at this year’s Golf Classic will enable you to have some fun all while making a difference in our community.

For more information or to become a team sponsor, contact Sabrina Walker-Hernandez at swalker@edinburgkids.com or call Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV at (956) 383-2582.