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Local 13-year-old to participate in Learn to Golf Clinic designed for children with physical challenges

WHO: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families and staff
TSRHC patient Vincent Pierce, age 9 of Golden, Texas
Golf and allied healthcare professionals

WHAT: TSRHC patients will participate in a Learn to Golf clinic taught by golf and allied healthcare 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 the game.
The Learn to Golf program has received support from the United States Golf Association (USGA), PGA TOUR Charities, Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation, Northern Texas PGA and other generous donors.

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2011
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: Alpine Target Golf Center
2695 Alpine Road
Longview, Texas 75605
(903) 753-1415

ABOUT VINCENT PIERCE: Vincent Pierce, age 9 of Golden, Texas has been a patient at TSRHC since he was a few months old and is treated for achondroplasia, a type of congenital bone-growth disorder. This will be Vincent’s third time to participate in a Learn to Golf clinic. Through the Learn to Golf program, Vincent has taken some golf lessons and now enjoys going to the driving range near his home. Last summer, he played in the KidSwing Golf Tournament that benefited TSRHC and hopes to play in it again this summer. Vincent is involved in Cub Scouts, enjoys theater and plays a variety of sports.

ABOUT TSRHC: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age and 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.

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