First Annual Let's Move! Golf Tournament
The City of St. Louis Department of Health and East Side Health District were proud to officially celebrate the conclusion of the Let's Move: So You Got Moves Golf and Walk Program with the First Annual Let's Move! Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 16th at the beautiful Grand Marais Golf Club in Centreville, Illinois. The culminating tournament featured 64 golfers of all ages and abilities. Players battled the heat as they played an 18-hole, 4-person scramble. The top two teams were awarded prizes. Men and women competed individually for bragging rights for the longest drive and longest putt as well.
Prior to the tournament, the program featured a "Kids' Night" on Thursday, August 9th. Twelve kids participated in this special night where they were able to show off their newly learned golf skills on the course and win prizes. Every participant received a new backpack full of Let's Move! STL necessities. One lucky participant was rewarded for his golfing efforts with his very own set of golf clubs courtesy of Dick's Sporting Goods and the Health Institute.
The greater St. Louis and Metro-East area provided tremendous support for the tournament with over 25 local organizations and businesses making donations. Products and/or services were donated by the following organizations: Tropicana Lanes, Flamingo Bowl, the South City YMCA, Dick's Sporting Goods, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Upper Limits Rock Gym & Pro Shop, Schlafly Brewery, Saint Louis University, Lotawata Creek Southern Grill, Tower Grove Creamery, Pappy's Smokehouse, Richmond Heights Community Center, Caveman Zipline at Meramec Caverns, The Magic House, Scentsy, Urban Breath Yoga, Massage Envy, Missouri Botanical Garden, Swing-A-Round Fun Town, Indigo Massage & Wellness, Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis, Vin de Set, and Golf Smith. Whole Foods Market graciously donated healthy snacks for the participants during tournament play. An autographed football was even donated by the St. Louis Rams Foundation for use in a live auction. Donations received were used for prizes for the tournament participants. Proceeds from the auction will be used to fund future Let's Move! activities within the community.
The Let's Move: So You Got Moves Golf and Walk Program was the first program of its kind in the area. Participants had the opportunity to learn the game of golf, brush up on their existing golf skills or play the course for free. In addition, non-golfers could walk the trails in the beautiful Frank Holten State Park. The program provided a great way to for parents and children to get moving together. We hope to be able to offer it again next summer.
For more pictures from the program and golf tournaments, visit the City of St. Louis Health Institute website at www.healthinstitutestl.org.
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