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Jacqueline Baer
(214) 559-8352
jacqueline.baer@tsrh.org

Local 13-Year-Old to Participate In Learn to Golf Clinic Designed for Children With Physical Challenges

Brady Sparkman of Lubbock to practice golf at event for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patients

WHO: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families and staff
TSRHC patient Brady Sparkman, age 13 of Lubbock, Texas
Local Golf Professionals
Texas Tech Men’s and Women’s Golf Team Members and Coaches

WHAT: TSRHC patients will participate in a Learn to Golf clinic taught by golf professionals specially trained to teach children with physical challenges. Junior golfers will learn about golf safety, etiquette, driving, chipping and putting.
TSRHC’s Learn to Golf program is designed for patients with challenging physical conditions. Learn to Golf provides the tools and instruction needed for patients to participate in and reap the rehabilitative benefits of golf.
The Learn to Golf program is proudly presented by WorldLink, Inc. The program also receives support from the North Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf, which is funded through the United States Golf Association (USGA). There is no charge for patients to participate.

WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. – Registration
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Learn to Golf clinic
11:30 a.m. to Noon – Lunch

WHERE: The Rawls Course – Texas Tech University
3720 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79415
(806) 742-4653

ABOUT BRADY:
Brady Sparkman, age 13 of Lubbock, Texas has been involved in the Learn to Golf program for six years. He is a patient of TSRHC and has cerebral palsy. He is seen by an orthopaedic doctor and a neurologist to track his growth and monitor his bone and muscle development. Brady enjoys going to the driving range and playing golf through the Heritage Middle School golf program, which is in the Frenship Independent School District. Brady is in the eighth grade, is a triplet and also has an older brother. He has studied karate for many years, enjoys spending time with friends and loves being outdoors.

ABOUT TSRHC:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission to TSRHC is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

ABOUT WORLDLINK:
WorldLink, Inc. is a Certified Minority Owned, Services Oriented organization specializing in WorkforceSolutions, Engineering Services, and Mobile Solutions for telecom, IT, and emerging technology industries. WorldLink’s vast industry and business processes expertise, along with broad global resources and recognized success, allows WorldLink, Inc. to synchronize the right people, skills, and technologies to help clients continue as high-performance profitable businesses.

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