The 8th Annual Centennial Toyota Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 to help feed hungry kids in Southern Nevada. All proceeds benefit the Serving Our Kids Foundation, the nonprofit organization that feeds and serves the weekend nutrition needs of several thousand homeless and at-risk children enrolled in the Clark County School District. There is now a waiting list for the weekend food bags.
Centennial Toyota and Southwest Specialties are major sponsors of the links event, which has become Serving Our Kids’ top fundraiser. A variety of participation opportunities are still available, with Alliant Insurance Services, Fidelity Investments, Gaetano, NV Energy and Pavestone also involved.
The scramble tournament will be held at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club, 5500 E. Flamingo Road. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m.
Entry includes 18 holes of golf and lunch and is $125 per player and $475 per foursome (men’s, women’s and mixed teams). There also will be performance prizes, raffle, silent auction and more.
Other ways to participate in the fun and support Serving Our Kids include hole, par 5, par 3, lunch, prize and event sponsorships. They range from $300 to $2,500.
To sign up or for more sponsorship and other information, call Dale Darcas at 702-358-1056 or Greg Hogan at 702-417-4869 or visit https://www.servingourkids.org/blog/8th-annual-centennial-toyota-golf-tournament.
The Centennial Toyota Golf Tournament is now part of Serving Our Kids’ Fall Food Flash fundraising and awareness campaign about child hunger needs in Southern Nevada. The initiative makes it easy and affordable for individuals, families, businesses, organizations and clubs to participate with Serving Our Kids, and also to challenge their peers and competitors to get involved through a variety of new and existing programs.
At the beginning of the current school year, Serving Our Kids was weekly serving more than 70 schools and 3,500 children, who don’t qualify for government services or other backpack programs may be capped at what they can provide. However, the need for weekend meals has risen, with referral calls from schools increasing by 27 percent.
An estimated 4,450 weekly bags are now needed for Saturdays and Sundays – and double bags are needed to cover Thanksgiving when kids are out of school and don’t receive school-based meals. Serving Our Kids estimates the actual number of kids requiring assistance is 8,000 to 10,000.
About Serving Our Kids Foundation
Serving our Kids Foundation is dedicated to feeding and serving the needs of Clark County children. While there are governmental programs and other organizations that provide children in need with breakfast and lunch on weekdays during school, weekends can be an issue. Since 2012, Serving Our Kids has stepped in to fill the weekend nutrition gap of vulnerable kids and now assists 3,500 children, grades K-8, in 70 schools who would otherwise go hungry. Referrals for weekend food bags are up 27 percent over last year, but the actual number of kids needing weekend nutrition assistance is estimated between 8,000 to 10,000. The nonprofit organization mobilizes the strength of community volunteers and donations. In addition to non-perishable food items, personal care items also are collected. For information, donations, volunteering and partnership opportunities, visit http://www.servingourkids.org or call 702-358-1056.
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