All of the hard work and community support has made the Kids for Sports Wine Fest a huge success over the years. With limited space for this event, it is important to get your tickets early. Tickets went on sale Monday, August 14. This well-attended annual event is scheduled to take place outside on the lower patio of the Terrace Restaurant, overlooking world famous Wolf Creek Golf Course on Wednesday evening, October 4. We expect a beautiful sunset, a wide variety of wines, hand-trimmed rib eye dinner, music, raffles, and silent auction. More importantly, the proceeds of this fun event go directly to the kids.
The mission statement for the Kids for Sports foundation is Helping Kids Play Sports. “To ensure all kids are given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of playing organized sports. We do this by helping remove financial and other barriers that prevent kids from participating in sports.”
The Kids for Sports President and Owner of Wolf Creek Golf Club, Cory Clemetson, very eloquently opened his remarks by quoting a Greek proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Kids for Sports has not only planted trees, these trees have been growing strong for the last couple of years. Grants have been issued to children all over the community in many different sports. Kids for Sports has awarded grants for registration fees and individual equipment for soccer, football, baseball, softball, basketball, summer sports camps, football insurance, wrestling, swimming, gymnastics, and much more. In just a few short years, we have awarded more than 350 grants, totaling roughly over $64,000. This is huge! We are thrilled to be able to help so many children in this community, and by doing this, helping them to learn important lessons, such as teamwork and commitment which come from playing sports. These are important skills to have as they grow older and begin their adult lives.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our supporters. As you can see by the number of grants that have been awarded since 2015, there is an enormous need for an organization like this for the children and their families in our community. We depend on our community’s support with donations and fundraisers, and for the volunteers on our committees. Without everyone’s support, we would not be able to continue with this amazing program.
We urge you to go to the Kids for Sports website (www.kidsforsportsfoundation.org) to see the latest grant applications, testimonials, application processes, and for instructions on how to donate. Additionally, we will post information on our Fifth Annual Kids for Sports Winefest to be held on October 4, 2017, and our Fourth Annual Golf Tournament held at Wolf Creek Golf Club on January 14, 2018.
For tickets, call (702) 345-6728.