Once again, I was honored to help plan the 2nd Annual Corner Lot Charity Golf Tournament supporting Blessings in a Backpack.
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. $100 feeds one child on the weekends for one 38 week school year through the Blessings in a Backpack program. 100% of money raised to fund a school goes to feeding that school. Students who participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program show marked improvement in school attendance, test scores, behavior, and health. Food is an essential building block, and in this case truly is a blessing, especially to a hungry child! In 2014, the funds raised by the tournament completely funded the Hendricks Avenue and Mayport Elementary school programs.
A special thanks to the sponsors who helped to make this years event possible, see the full list of sponsors here.