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Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors hosts golf tournament to raise funds for scholarships

Posted: 3:44 PM, Aug 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-20 16:44:17-04
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WACO, TX — For the August 20 edition of Central Texas Living Ann Harder spoke with Tom Sullivan, president of the Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors, and Ann Gilkey, fundraising chairman and president elect of the Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors.

Kiwanis International is a community service organization dedicated to changing the world one child at a time.

Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors was established in 1987. The group works with youth in Waco ISD through service groups in Parkdale, Provident Heights, Tennyson Middle School, Waco High and McLennan County Community College. In first and second grade, Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors has the Terrific Kids Program, third grade is the BUGS program, and fourth and fifth grades have K-Kids. All of these programs work to teach student the importance of community service, responsibility, respect and other qualities. Beginning in middle school, the club helps with the Builders Club. The Builders Club focuses on teaching students to run fundraisers an help others. In high school and college, the group introduces Key Club.

Every year, the Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors awards five $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors.

All money raised by fundraisers goes towards the scholarships and expenses of the programs in schools.

If you would like to help the Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors fund these programs, you can participate in a number of fundraisers. Coming up on Friday, Sept. 6 there will be a golf tournament benefiting the Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors. The golf tournament is happening at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. Entry for the tournament is $300 for a team of four players or $75 for an individual.

For more information, call Tom Sullivan at (254)744-4442 or email him at thomasjsullivan@earthlink.net.