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Local 6-year-old to particpate in Learn to Golf clinic for children with physical challenges

Gunner Stinnett 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 Gunner Stinnett, age 6 of Lubbock, 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, April 9, 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: Texas Tech University – The Rawls Course
3720 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79415
(806) 742-4653

ABOUT GUNNER STINNETT: Gunner Stinnett, age 6 of Lubbock, Texas, was born with a condition called amniotic band syndrome, which constricts the growth of extremities including arms, legs and fingers. He has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was 5 months old and is treated in the hospital’s Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center. Gunner is a kindergarten student at Westwind Elementary and his favorite school subject is science. He plays baseball, and enjoys hunting and fishing with his dad. This will be his first time to attend a Learn to Golf clinic.

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.

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