June 19, 2017 is the 15th Annual Adopt A School Golf Tournament.
KWCH 12 and Rusty Eck Ford are continuing our program called Adopt-A-School. Our goal to get the private sector to assist our local schools by “adopting a school” thereby, providing mentoring, tutoring, maintenance, supplies and financial assistance depending on a school’s need is working! We have in the past fourteen years of this project been able to help engage more than 500 new companies and their employees in our education system.
This June 19, 2017 we are holding a Golf Tournament to benefit a “superfund” for classroom supplies and books for the teachers of Wichita and surrounding schools. This money would normally come out of the teacher’s pockets. The Wichita school district alone has faced hundreds of teaching cuts and millions of dollars in budget deficit. With the benefits of the past fourteen tournaments we have written over five thousand checks to teachers in more than one hundred schools to help them buy classroom books and supplies. Our goal for this tournament is to raise $100,000 to divide among applying teachers. We are in this together and are only successful because of the many companies sponsoring teams, holes, prizes and advertising.
This is an event that has proven to be successful and enjoyable for everyone involved. We appreciate the community commitment to our children’s futures and hope for your continued support.
Teachers may apply for assistance or to be among the 90 volunteers who get to at work the golf tournament on June 19, 2017.