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Local 9-year-old to participate in a golf clinic for children with physical differences

Jena Hoppert of Denison, 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 Jena Hoppert, age 9 of Denison, 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, October 8, 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: Grayson County College Golf Course
56 Golf Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
(903) 786-9719

ABOUT JENA HOPPERT: Jena Hoppert, age 9 of Denison, Texas, has received treatment for clubfoot at TSRHC since she was 2 weeks old. This will be Jena’s third time to participate in a Learn to Golf clinic. One of Jena’s favorite activities is going to the driving range with her dad, and she has also taken a series of golf lessons since her first Learn to Golf clinic. She is looking forward to learning new golf skills. Jena is a fourth grader at Hyde Park Elementary, and she also enjoys cheerleading, tumbling and tennis.

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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