Please join us for Rotary Club of Sacramento's Golf 4 Kids event benefiting the Physically & Health Impaired Children's Programs at Ralph Richardson Center, Luther Burbank H.S., Fern Bacon Middle School and Bowling Green Charter School on August 7, 2017 at Valley Hi Country Club. Check out the video to see where and how the monies raised benefit these kids
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YEAR PROJECT SUPPORTING PHYSICALLY AND HEALTH IMPAIRED CHILDREN
the passion and depth of commitment of the members of the Rotary Club of
Sacramento. For over 90 years, the club
has provided consistent support too physically and health impaired children in
the Sacramento area. For over 25 years,
the rotary club’s annual Bert Chappell Golf Tournament has provided support to
these children. The tournament was
renamed Golf 4 Kids in 2005 and continues to be a major funding source for this
cause, providing approximately $35,000 in support each year for programs at
four local schools.
uninterrupted service began on April, 22, 1922, under the presidency of Dr.
Walter Taylor. A group of doctors, all
members of the Rotary Club of Sacramento, got together with Eugene Benjamin,
“Doc” Keating and Ernie Chappell and undertook a program to provide medical
services, braces and other mechanical aids necessary for the rehabilitation of
orthopedically challenged children. Most
of the funds required to operate the program were provided by donations from
Rotary Club of Sacramento members.
Rotarian Gus Wilson, a surgeon, was credited with supervising the
medical work during this period.
Today’s students have varying
needs. Many have multiple disabilities,
including spina bifida and palsy, making communication and mobility a
tremendous challenge. Some are able to
communicate only through gesturing or pointing.
These varying needs require an array of physical and technological aids
to enable the children to participate in therapy and educational classes.
of improvements such as specialized computers, keyboards, and communication
devices. In recent years there has been
a significant need for wheelchairs of various types – some operated merely by
head movements, for example.
placed on an adaptive physical education program that will utilize special
bikes, mats, and other equipment to improve mobility and independence.
Thank you for your support of the Ralph Richardson Center, Luther Burbank High School, Fern Bacon Middle School and Bowling Green Charter School.
9:00 a.m. - Registration starts
11:00 a.m. Shot gun start (Box lunch will be provided in your cart)
Dinner and awards reception immediately following the round.