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Local 8-year-old to particpate in Learn to Golf clinic for children with physical challenges

Rochaun Baldwin to join other patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at event
WHO: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients, families and staff
TSRHC patient Rochaun Baldwin, age 8 of Waco, 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, May 21, 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: Cottonwood Creek Golf Course
5201 Bagby
Waco, Texas 76711
(254) 745-6009

ABOUT ROCHAUN BALDWIN: Rochaun Baldwin, age 8 of Waco, 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 TSRHC for two and a half years and is treated in the hospital’s Charles E. Seay, Jr. Hand Center. This will be his first time to attend a Learn to Golf clinic. Rochaun also plays softball and is a second grade student at Dean Highland Elementary School.

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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