October 22, 2009
17th Annual Golf Event Scores High in Helping Those With Rehab Needs
Augusta, GA—More than $67,000 was raised to help support programs focused on bringing those with physical challenges closer to independence and to a meaningful life with family, friends and communities during the Walton Foundation for Independence’s 17th annual Phil S. Harison Memorial Golf Classic.
The event, which took place at West Lake Country Club on the Monday of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week (September 21), hosted the largest playing field yet for a Walton tournament, with more than 150 players making up 38 teams.
Monies raised will benefit Walton Foundation’s Camp To Be Independent, a spend-the-night camp for those ages 8-21 with an acquired traumatic brain injury; Walton Foundation’s Adaptive Golf Challenge, an annual Masters Week event that teams golfers with disabilities with community golf enthusiasts for a day of play; Walton Foundation’s Adaptive Golf Clinics, a monthly program that is also supported by the United States Golf Association; as well as new equipment for the Walton Outpatient Therapy Center, which provides therapy options for patients with both minor injuries and lifelong disabilities. “Thank you to our teams, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and the Foundation Board for helping us to continue to achieve our mission to provide the best in rehabilitation and community supports for those with disabilities,” said Vicki Greene, Development Coordinator for the Walton Foundation for Independence. “It’s your continued support that makes what we do possible.”
For more information on how to help support the Walton Foundation for Independence or to sign up for next year’s golf tournament, please call 706-823-8584.
Media Contact: Danielle Wong Moores, PR Specialist, 706-434-0150
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