KidSwing Golf Tournament, a 9-hole, best-ball scramble for players ages 7 to 18 of all levels of golf ability, is a unique fundraising event that is incomparable. Unlike other charity golf tournaments, KidSwing is all about kids helping kids, and it’s about them having a great time doing so! There is no entry fee to play in the tournament, but the young players are asked to raise at least $100 through sponsorship from their friends and families. Many KidSwing participants go above and beyond that and truly show us the next generation of philanthropists!
This year, more than 300 golfers participated in tournaments in Dallas, McKinney and in Trophy Club. We are so proud to announce that the 2014 KidSwing Golf Tournaments raised more than $90,000 for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children! Congratulations to all of the players, volunteers and sponsors who made this happen!
We’ll see you out on the course next summer!
Former patient Ben Sater received treatment, including surgery, for a condition called trigger finger at the Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center at TSRHC. Although the only visual reminders of his treatment are four tiny scars on the inside of his hands, Ben’s experience at TSRHC made a permanent impression on his life. He decided to use his love for golf to give back to the hospital by creating KidSwing, a 9-hole, best-ball scramble for players ages 7 to 18 of all levels of golf ability.
The inaugural tournament was a huge success. A total of 20 teams played in the best-ball scramble on June 17, 2003, and raised more than $20,000 for TSRHC. Building on the success of the original KidSwing-Dallas, two more tournaments were created – KidSwing-McKinney in 2008 and KidSwing-Trophy Club in 2011.
The combined fundraising efforts from all tournaments have raised more than $1.6 million for TSRHC. Even greater has been the joy that the KidSwing players and their families feel as they learn about the exceptional care TSRHC provides children in Texas and how rewarding it is to know that all of the funds raised by KidSwing players directly benefit the hospital.
Watch a video from the 2014 KidSwing-Trophy Club