June 7, 2010
6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Mother Nature teased with errant drops of rain as 20 teams approached the greens at Diamante County Club in Hot Springs Village. But, Mother Nature relented and smiled down upon us as the teams teed off for the Kids’ Chance of Arkansas 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
The annual golf tournament is a major fund raiser in Kids’ Chance’s endeavor to provide scholarships to the eligible dependents of deceased and permanently totally disabled workers with compensable Arkansas Workers’ Compensation claims. Corporate and individual sponsors and donors enjoy a day of fun in the sun as well as the camaraderie generated by their common desire to benefit the scholarship recipients. Tournament Director Kim Cook and her all-volunteer army of workers arrived in plenty of time to showcase the abundance of door prizes and sweepstakes items contributed by various sponsors. The 11:00 a.m. registration and check-in provided the players ample opportunity to indulge in the catfish buffet and limber-up in the putting contest and on the driving range prior to the 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. As players worked their way through the challenging course they were afforded the opportunity to inspect the 2010 Honda Accord provided by Honda World of Conway displayed on the 4th hole. IWP sponsored the Hole-In-One contest on the par 3 hole where the tournament judges offered encouragement to the balls as they landed close but never in the cup.
The real winners of the day are the scholarship recipients who, assisted by the generosity of donors, sponsors, and tournament participants, navigate the water hazards and sand traps in their quest to score a hole-in-one by attaining the higher education needed for a bright sunny future. Our congratulations and gratitude go out to players, sponsors and donors for a game well played.
To learn more about Kids’ Chance of Arkansas, visit the website at http://www.awcc.state.ar.us and click on the Kids’ Chance button. If you are interested in becoming a donor, sponsor or volunteer, please contact one of the Board Members listed on the website.