Free clinics reach milestone with 1000th participant
(DALLAS – April 23, 2012) – WorldLink, Inc., a talent and infrastructure management and product development corporation, hits the fairway as new sponsor of the “Learn to Golf” program at TSRHC.
The Frisco-based company’s human resources and technology experts help their customers develop innovative multiplatform software, and now they’re helping Scottish Rite Hospital practice a key component of its mission – treating the whole child, not just the medical condition.
Learn to Golf is designed for TSRHC patients with challenging physical conditions, providing the tools and instruction they need to reap the rehabilitative benefits of the sport. Specially trained golf professionals teach these junior golfers about safety, etiquette, chipping and putting during 10 half-day clinics held annually across the state.
“When I’m approached to serve on boards or asked to sponsor causes, it’s crucial for me to serve in areas I am passionate about and where I can make a difference,” says WorldLink founder and president Adil Adi, an avid golfer who shares the pastime with his family. “Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is near and dear to my heart, and I felt an instant connection with J. C. Montgomery and his leadership team. Scottish Rite Hospital and WorldLink are one family joined together to make a difference in the lives of children.”
WorldLink’s sponsorship of Learn to Golf coincides with the program reaching a milestone. Emmy Raney, a 10-year-old Denton girl treated for spina bifida at TSRHC, became the 1000th patient to participate in Learn to Golf when she attended the Plano clinic last month. Emmy lost her left leg last year due to complications from her disorder, but she remains active and outgoing. She is the fifth child adopted by her parents, Keith and Donna.
“It was my first time to try golf and I loved it,” Emmy said. Her mother added, “We were very impressed by the well-run program. All of the kids looked like they had a blast, and Emmy learned a great deal in a short time.”
“We are grateful for WorldLink’s support of Learn to Golf,” said Robert L. “Bob” Walker, president and CEO of TSRHC. “Such programs are an important part of our mission to treat the whole child by providing them with the same opportunities as their peers.”
Learn to Golf is proudly presented by WorldLink, Inc. The program also receives support from other generous donors, including the North Texas Golf Course Superintendents Association and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf, which is funded through the United States Golf Association.
The next Learn to Golf clinics are scheduled April 28 in Austin and May 12 in Dallas. In addition to the clinics, the program provides private lessons and golf equipment at no charge to the patient.
Adil Adi and the Raney family are available for interviews.
About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
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 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.