College and Lincoln Elks partner to 'Hook a Kid on Golf'
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[March 18, 2010]
Lincoln College and the Lincoln Elks
914 Country Club are joining forces to help local kids learn the
game of golf. For the fourth consecutive year, the two organizations
have partnered to bring a national skill development program called
Hook a Kid on Golf to the area. The program, which is administered
by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, introduces youngsters to
the game of golf.
Children enrolled in the program will receive six free instruction
sessions where they will learn the fundamentals of golf. Sessions
are scheduled for June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 and 21 from 8:30 to 11:30
a.m. at the Lincoln Elks Country Club. Each participant will also
receive a starter set of golf clubs, a golf shirt, golf balls and
other supplies such as an easy-to-understand rule book.
Youths selected for the program are able to participate free of
charge thanks to the generous support of the Elks Charitable Trust
Foundation, Lincoln College, and the state and national Hook a Kid
on Golf foundations. To be eligible, youngsters must have never
played golf, do not own a set of golf clubs, and be between 8 and 15
years of age.
"There are so many life lessons that come from the game of golf.
Lincoln College and the Elks Charitable Trust are excited about the
opportunity to host this program again and introduce more children
to this amazing sport." said Jeff Nelson, the site coordinator for
the local Hook a Kid on Golf program and an application support
specialist for Lincoln College. He added, "Most kids have unlimited
opportunities to play baseball, basketball and football, but very
few get the opportunity to learn about golf."
The program kicks off June 2 and runs on Mondays and Wednesdays
until June 21. For more information or register, contact Nelson
at 217-732-3155 or
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