ILP-DC Golf for Literacy - April 29th, 2006
~ Golf for Literacy
April 29th, 2006 ~ Reston, VA
On a sunny Saturday spring morning, the ILP-DC
chapter organized its first ever “Golf for Literacy”
tournament at the picturesque Reston National Golf
course. The day started off with volunteers and Golf
course management staff working together to post signs,
banners and setup registration tables.
Nine teams participated in a 4-player scramble format.
Each team was provided 2 golf carts for navigating the course
amply stocked with refreshments. Apart from the main
event, players could also take part in a tough putting
competition as well as a raffle contest.
Coffee and snacks was served as participants started
trickling in. Players were given the opportunity to warm up
with some practice balls before hitting the course. The first team
teed off at 9:00am and the last team at 10:30am. As the
day warmed up so did the enthusiasm of the participants
as they cheered on team-mates with shouts of
encouragement while engaging in friendly banter. Teams
picked up packed lunch-boxes on completing the first 9
holes, courtesy of SUBWAY owner Mr. Goshi. The last team
returned after playing 18 holes at about 3:00pm.
Upon returning to the reception area, the teams waited with
nervous anticipation as score cards were tallied, final
numbers put on board and winners announced. At this
point, the DC chapter volunteers introduced ILP to all
players covering its goals, approach and various
initiatives undertaken. Informational brochures were
handed out, queries answered and contact information
exchanged. Finally, prizes were distributed for the top
2 teams with best scores as well as for longest drives,
putting competition and raffle lottery followed by a
vote of thanks.
Thanks to all the participants and volunteers!