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Local 7-year-old to participate in a golf clinic for children with physical differences

Amaya Tilbury of San Antonio, Texas, 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 Amaya Tilbury, age 7 of San Antonio, 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 golf.
The Learn to Golf program is supported by the National Alliance for Accessible Golf. The program also has received support from the United States Golf Association (USGA), PGA TOUR Charities, Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation, Northern Texas PGA and other generous donors. There is no charge for patients to participate.

WHEN: Saturday, August 27, 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: Polo Field Golf Center
915 E. Mulberry Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78212
(210) 736-9592

ABOUT AMAYA TILBURY: Amaya Tilbury, age 7 of San Antonio, Texas, has a condition called bilateral ulnar dysplasia and has been a hand patient at TSRHC for seven years. She is treated in the hospital’s Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center. Amaya is in the third grade at Dean H. Krueger Elementary School in Northside ISD and also participates in Girl Scouts. Amaya is looking forward to attending her first 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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