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Olympic Heights to Hold Golf Scramble
Olympic Heights Community High School will hold an annual golf tournament on April 29, 2012 to benefit its specialized academy programs in engineering, education, finance, tourism, culinary and fashion.
By: Everything Write
The event is open to the public, and the school is seeking the support of both golfers and sponsors.
All funds raised and donations received will assist in funding the six Career Academies that call Olympic Heights home. They include the Academy of Engineering, Academy of Teacher Education, Academy of Finance, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, Culinary Academy and Fashion Academy.
“The tournament allows community members the opportunity to play golf on a spectacular golf course while also benefiting the students in the Career Academies at Olympic Heights,” said Anita Foster, academy coordinator. “Last year was a huge success—the golfers loved it, the sponsors loved it, and we raised a lot of money for the students.”
Registration for the Golf Scramble starts at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start slated for 1 p.m. The Scramble, which will be followed by an Award Dinner,will take place at Boca Country Club, 17751 Boca Club Boulevard, Boca Raton. The cost is $100 per golfer or $350 for a foursome. Sponsorships are welcome and run from $75 for a Hole Sponsor to $1,000 for a Platinum Sponsor, which includes golf for four, recognition banners, press releases, signage and more. Donations of goods or services that can be used as raffle prizes or auction items are also appreciated.
Registered participants will not only enjoy a great day of golf but will also receive a goody bag, free beverages and snacks, and much more. The Award Dinner will feature delectable cuisine, a silent auction and the announcement of the winners.
The event is being offered in partnership with the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a business partner of Olympic Heights that has been supporting the Career Academies since their inception at the school. “The Boca Resort and Club has a long standing commitment to supporting the community,” said Sandra M. Tagliavia, the Resort’s director of human resources. “It has been our pleasure to host the annual Golf Scramble at our fabulous Boca Country Club each year. This is just one of the many ways we can willingly give back to our community.”
Proceeds from the Golf Scramble will benefit the Career Academies at Olympic Heights. Career academies are small learning communities within a high school that offer a curriculum with a career focus. These college preparatory programs, some of which have industry certification, offer students the opportunity to delve deeply into their career interests while they are still in high school. Through programs such as job shadowing, mentoring, internships, field trips and guest speakers, students in the Olympic Heights Career Academies not only learn and get a leg up on other students applying to college but also network, learn about career opportunities and make lifelong contacts and connections that will prove invaluable to them as they progress through their careers.
“Our Academies provide so many wonderful opportunities for the students,” Foster said. “They are rigorous, but they provide students with a high-quality education that equips them to attend college and earn a degree in a field of study in which there are substantial job opportunities.”
For more information about the Olympic Heights Golf Scramble, contact Anita Foster, academy coordinator, at 561-852-6610.
About Olympic Heights
Olympic Heights Community High School is apublic high school located at 20101 Lyons Road in Boca Raton. It serves students in West Boca, parts of Boynton Beach and parts of Delray Beach as part of the School District of Palm Beach County, Florida.The school offers six academy programs: Tourism and Hospitality Management, Finance, Engineering, Teacher Education, Culinary and Fashion Design. For more information about Olympic Heights, call 561-289-9726 or visit www.ohlions.com.