Frisco Family Services 10th annual Mayor’s Golf Classic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FRISCO FAMILY SERVICES’ 10th ANNUAL MAYOR’S GOLF CLASSIC AND ALL- NEW KID CLASSIC SET FOR MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

Monday June 25th, 2012 marks the 10th annual Frisco Family Services Mayor’s Golf Classic and the launch of an all-new Kid’s Classic golf outing at Stonebriar Country Club on the Country Club course.

Baylor Medical Center at Frisco is the Presenting Sponsor for this important fundraising event which allows FFS to provide assistance to Frisco and Frisco Independent School District residents in need. Proceeds from the Mayor’s Golf Classic provides financial support for critical needs such as utility payments, rent/mortgage assistance, gasoline vouchers and food for FFS Food Pantry serving neighbors who are facing a crisis or hardship.

“Please consider participating in the Mayor’s Golf Classic. Your donation and time will impact our neighbors in need when they need it most. Not only that, you never know how one simple gesture of generosity can mold and influence future generations to become community conscience and charitable,” says Frisco Mayor Maher Maso.

The cost for an individual adult golfer in the Mayor’s Golf Classic is $200 and includes refreshments, lunch, dinner, and a goodie bag. Registration and lunch begins at 11:30 with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.

Also on Monday June 25th from 8:30 am to 12:00 is the Mayor’s Kid Golf Classic. Kids ages 6 – 16 are welcome to come enjoy the day, win great prizes and have lunch – while raising funds for Frisco kids in need. Funds raised through the Kid Classic will go towards the FFS Back-to-School program which provides essential supplies to Frisco ISD students whose families are in crisis or facing a financial hardship.

“We are really excited to launch the Mayor’s Kid Classic this year as a means of engaging our youth in philanthropy,” says Frisco Family Services Development Director, Gayla Simmons. “Our hope is that through events like this, kids will get excited and develop a life-long passion for helping others”.

While there is no registration fee, participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100 through pledges from friends and family. “Getting pledges for the Kid Classic is easy,” says Simmons. “We have set up an online pledge system and all kids have to do is email neighbors, family and friends and ask them to support their fundraising efforts by making an online tax-deductible donation to FFS.”

The first 100 kids to register and raise at least $100 can enjoy a morning of golf, games, prizes and lunch. If a child does not want to play in the golf outing, they are still welcome to set up a pledge page and raise funds. Everyone who participates is eligible to win prizes based on the amount of money they raise.

Proceeds will help supply the items needed for the FFS Back-To-School program which serves more than 200 Frisco ISD children annually. “The kids we serve through the Back-To-School program receive the essential items they need to start the school year off right – things that a lot of kids take for granted,” says Myrna Martinez, FFS Client Services Director. “Through the generosity of the community and events like the Kid Classic, we are able to provide backpacks, school supplies, new clothing and shoes to kids whose parents are struggling financially.” The average cost to provide these items is about $165 per student for grades K-5 and $250 per student for grades 6 – 12. “We feel very strongly that all children should walk into that first day of school confident that they, like most of their peers, have what they need to be successful.”

Underwriting support, hole sponsorships, and prize donation opportunities are available for both golf events. For more information or to register visit www.friscocenter.org, or call
972-335-9495.

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About Frisco Family Services:
Frisco Family Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help members of our communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. FFS houses the only food pantry in Frisco and offers financial assistance for critical needs such as rent/mortgage, gasoline and utility payments. FFS sells and distributes clothing, furniture, and household items through Frisco Resale. Special programs include: Summer Lunches, Back-To-School, Thanksgiving meals and holiday store for children and senior citizens. FFS also offers life skill classes, education assistance and employment support to adult clients.

About Baylor Medical Center Frisco
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco’s mission is to provide the opportunity to every individual within Frisco and the surrounding communities the highest standard of health care services, designed with excellence, delivered with dignity, and demonstrated with respect to those served. Baylor Medical Center of Frisco opened on September 30, 2002 with 4 operating rooms and 13 patient beds. The following year, the facility was expanded to include 6 operating rooms and 25 patient beds. A major expansion occurred in 2007, bringing the total number of operating rooms to 11 and patient beds to 68. The Women’s Center was added and currently serves as the birthplace for approximately 1,600 babies annually.

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