Local Business Sponsors Unique Learning Opportunity for
Bentonville Elementary School
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Thursday, April 16, 2015) – Best Collision, Inc. is sponsoring an educational experience, unlike any other, for a local Bentonville elementary school. The 140 fourth graders at Cooper Elementary will visit The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas’s (TFTNWA) Learning Center in Lowell for a day of learning classroom lessons out on the golf course.
“The First Tee has personally influenced my family, especially my sons, who learned strong values and good manners from The First Tee coaches” says Best Collision owner, Kevin Morey. “Children need a safe place to go after school and The First Tee provides that for our community. Parents should know that this program, and the game of golf, provides such a positive impact on their kids. That is why we wanted to get involved and sponsor the Field Day experience for Cooper Elementary.”
With the help of fourth grade teachers, TFTNWA developed a Field Day Curriculum which provides the students with a State Standards-based day of hands on educational benefits in math, science, life skills, and physical activity, all through the game of golf. Students at the Field Days visit three stations: the driving range, where they experience the full golf swing and how to gauge distance; the short game center for an introduction to chipping along with an explanation of club loft angles; and the putting green, where they see the effect that a shorter club and less force have on how far ball will travel.
The First Tee Field Day is designed for up to 150 students per school and over 1,800 fourth and fifth grade students will visit The First Tee Learning Center between April and June. Best Collision’s sponsorship covers the cost for Cooper’s bus transportation, lunch for students and teachers, facility fees and coaching staff.
“I am so excited that Best Collision is investing in The First Tee Field Day Program, which is one of my favorite programs to be involved in at our chapter,” says Elizabeth Prenger, director of outreach for TFTNWA. “The kids get so much out of this field trip and we receive overwhelming positive feedback not just from the students, but also the teachers and parents.”
About The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas
TFTNWA is dedicated to impacting the lives of all the youth in Northwest Arkansas by providing learning facilities and educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Elizabeth Prenger, Director of Outreach, The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas
(479) 419-5807 or firstname.lastname@example.org