The Mint Hill Kiwanis Club 8th Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser was once again a successful fund raising event for children in the surrounding Charlotte area. It was well attended and the golfers seemed to enjoy themselves on a hot and humid sunny day.
The organization sponsors the Terrific Kids program at Bain Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, J.H.Gunn Elementary, and Lebanon Road Elementary schools located in our local area.
The Kiwanis Club is involved in many different projects which have a direct positive impact upon children throughout the school year. The funds are used to promote literacy, provide dictionaries, including classroom material and supplies to give the kids and teachers the additional tools they may need to improve their educational experience.
Also, the Kiwanis Club will award an annual $1,000 scholarship to two deserving seniors at Independence High School. Overall, the organization supports the Aktion Club of Mecklenburg, who is committed to assisting developmentally challenged adults, and fully support the Kiwanis International Global Eliminate Project, which is dedicated to eradicating maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Immediate Past President Brad Simmons stated the event was going as planned and he fully expected to surpass their original goal to support our local community. He also mentioned he needs to continue to improve his golf game.