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March 25, 2014 > Arc tees up for golf tournament

Arc tees up for golf tournament

Submitted By Richard Fitzmaurice

Keep your head down. Keep your left arm straight. Take the club back on the target line.

ThereÕs a lot to remember when learning to play golf, but clients from The Arc of Alameda CountyÕs San Leandro campus are getting the hang of it and will demonstrate their shot-making ability at a scramble tournament on March 26.

The Arc of Alameda County provides life skills education to over 500 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside in the area. The nonprofit organizationÕs newest program, called LifeLinks, offers golf instruction to 18 clients at its San Leandro facility.

With the help of volunteer coaches, the new golfers spend Wednesdays on the driving range, the chipping area and the putting green, learning and practicing all facets of the game.

Fremont Bank is the presenting sponsor of this ÒCommunity ChallengeÓ golf event which pairs a client with a non-disabled golfer in a 9-hole scramble tournament. KPIX television anchor, Ken Bastida will be one of the players and help present awards at a green-side ceremony following the round.

Ron Luter, President and CEO of The Arc of Alameda County, says the goals of his organization include helping clients improve their motor and social skills. ÒThere is no better way to do both than learning to play golf,Ó he says adding, Òwe also focus on teaching the values of the game; honesty, courtesy and persistence Ð skills that transfer to everyday life.Ó

Come and show your support!

Community Challenge Golf Tournament
Wednesday, Mar 26
10 a.m.
Monarch Bay Golf Complex, Marina Course
13800 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro
(510) 357-3569 x 2107

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