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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!