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February 24, 2014

WO-C CISD Education Foundation to hold golf tourney fundraiser

ORANGE — The West Orange–Cove CISD Education Foundation will host a Benefit Golf Tournament in March to fund innovative learning opportunities for students in the WO-C CISD school system.

This is the first fundraiser for the Foundation.

“The West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District has many educators with exciting ideas about how to provide unique learning opportunities for their students, but a lack of funds to make some of those ideas come to life,” said Krispen Walker, president of the WO-C CISD Education Foundation. “For the past three years, the Education Foundation has been able to make many of those dreams come true for educators and students. As a foundation, we want to continue to assist the students of this district to have new and exciting avenues of learning.”  

The Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at Bayou Din Golf Club in Beaumont on Saturday, March 29.

“Our goal is to inform the community about what the Foundation strives to offer students and to get the community involved in helping to make great things happen,” Walker said.

The Benefit Golf Tournament will feature a four-person scramble at a cost of $75 per person or $300 per team. Contests will be held for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Hole sponsorships are available for $200 each. Beverage Cart and Clubhouse Banner Sponsorships are also available at $300 and $500, respectively.

Registration forms are available through at the West Orange – Cove Educational Service Center (902 W. Park) or through the WO-C CISD Education Foundation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WOCCISDEducationFoundation.

The deadline to register to participate in the tournament is Thursday, March 20. The deadline for sponsorships is Thursday, March 13.

The mission of the Education Foundation is to partner with the community to enrich teaching, inspire learning and maximize innovative opportunities for students in the West Orange–Cove school system. Since the Foundation’s creation in 2009, the organization has awarded over $67,000 in grants to teachers at all five WO-C CISD campuses.

The Foundation grants support projects or classroom materials that may not be funded through the traditional school budget. Previous funding has been exclusively through the support of individual, business and corporate donations. Previous grant awards have included:

 “Little Hands Science Lab for Early Childhood” – the creation of a science lab with preschool size equipment; including sensory tables, specimen kits, and interactive activities.

“Mustangs Mastering Measurement” – the monetary resources for students to budget, plan, and purchase materials to construct picnic tables and hexagonal benches at the middle school.

“Photography for Kids” – the purchase of digital cameras, software, a photography contest, and photography show for elementary students.

“Introduction of Live Animals in the Elementary Science Lab” - the purchase of a vertebrate library of living animals which includes a guinea pig, a bearded dragon, tortoise, corn snake, and turtles.

Support for technical theater materials, literacy stations, solar energy sprint racers, a writers’ workshop has also been provided.

Field trips to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Moody Gardens, and the Houston Museum of Science have also been funded. Additional campus garden projects also have been funded at North Early Learning Center,  WO-S Elementary, WO-S Middle School and the WO-S Academic Alternative Center.

The Education Foundation has also funded document cameras, student response systems, and multiple science programs.

Questions specific to the Benefit Golf Tournament can be directed to Bayou Din at 409-796-1327.

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