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New Horizons of Southwest Florida announces First Annual Super Kids Club Golf Tournament

By Staff | Apr 19, 2010

The First Annual Super Kids Club Golf Tournament, created by New Horizons of Southwest Florida to benefit their student mentoring program, will be held on Saturday, May 8 at Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs.

A shotgun start will begin the tournament at 8 a.m., and finishing up the tournament will be a luncheon, silent auction and a special performance by the Super Kids Choir.

Since 2002, when Bob and Ellen Nichols founded New Horizons, the organization has been dedicated to meeting the academic needs of at-risk children in Bonita Springs and Naples. The Super Kids Club and the Super Teens Club both provide tutoring and lessons in Christian-based character-building; the Super Teens Club also offers leadership training and college and career planning. Students have full access to computer labs to do research for projects or use the individualized learning programs.

New Horizons also created the Super Kids Church and the Teen Sailing program to teach seamanship, team building, discipline, and decision-making skills. All proceeds from the golf tournament will go toward furthering these programs.

“We are celebrating our eight year of helping southwest Florida students, and it is amazing to me how much we have grown, from the 20 students we were helping back in 2002 to the 200 that we are reaching now,” said Bob Nichols. “We are hoping to expand our programs even more, and it is wonderful to see members of the community get behind what we hope will be the first in a long line of fundraising tournaments.”

There are many different ways to help support this event. The cost to be a player is $125, inclusive of golf, cart, luncheon and gratuities; to attend solely the luncheon, silent auction, and Super Kids Choir performance is $30. Hole sponsorships are $150; site sponsors, with signage included, is $500. Major sponsors of the golf tournament include Wynn’s Market, Sunshine Ace Hardware, and Century Link.

For more information on attending or sponsoring the tournament, making donations or volunteering with New Horizons of Southwest Florida, call 239-565-6714 or e-mail NewHorizonsofSWFL@msn.com.