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Las Vegas-based Eco Insurance Presents Club Heads 4 Garden Beds Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 31

The tournament will benefit Green Our Planet’s Desert Oasis High School garden project

 
PRLog - Mar. 25, 2014 - LAS VEGAS -- Eco Insurance Group (http://www.ecoinsurancegroup.com), a locally owned, independent insurance brokerage dedicated to supporting environmental projects, presents Club Heads 4 Garden Beds, a golf tournament to benefit the Desert Oasis High School Garden. The tournament will take place at Silverstone Golf Club (8600 Cupp Drive Las Vegas, Nev. 89131) on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The event will include a 4-person scramble, buffet and awards reception. Registration is $125 for individual golfers; $450 for foursomes. Golfers can register online via a link available at www.econinsurancegroup.com. Online registration includes a 1-year subscription to Golf Digest.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Green Our Planet’s outdoor garden classroom at Desert Oasis High School. Green Our Planet started the Outdoor Garden Classroom Program in Las Vegas in January 2013 with the goal of building outdoor vegetable gardens where students can be taught a variety of subjects, including STEM, health and nutrition education. They currently have over 20 school gardens in Las Vegas.

“Numerous studies have shown that outdoor gardens are an incredibly powerful teaching tool,” said Ciara Byrne, co-CEO and co-founder of Green Our Planet. “It’s a movement sweeping across the U.S. because gardens have been shown to raise student test scores, improve student eating habits and build community around a school.”

“Eco Insurance is committed to dedicating a percentage of our profits to innovative environmental projects across Las Vegas, and with its focus on children, education and greening Vegas, the Outdoor Garden Classroom Program is the ideal feel good, do good partner. We are honored to support the Desert Oasis students and to be a part of educating our youth on how to create a healthy future, ” said Matt Neely, Eco Insurance founder.

The Desert Oasis High School garden is overseen by special needs teacher Jennifer Davis and the Earth Club at Desert Oasis High School. While growing everything from corn to kale, students learn important aspects of science, biology, horticulture, nutrition and teamwork.

Davis explains, “I am very excited about the golf tournament as we have big plans for our school garden. Currently we have 14 beds, and our goal is to build 40, an orchard and eventually a culinary arts building with a kitchen and dining area. We have 300 special needs students at Desert Oasis. Since the students began participating in our gardening program, we’ve noticed very positive changes in self-confidence, attention span and responsibility.” With the additional funds raised by the tournament Desert Oasis will be able to continue growing their garden and will host their first farmers market featuring their produce in the near future.


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Source:Eco Insurance
City/Town:Las Vegas - Nevada - United States
Industry:Non-profit, Sports
Tags:golf, tournament, las vegas, fundraiser, Education
Last Updated:Mar 25, 2014
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