NEWS RELEASE
Galena
Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd. w Houston, Texas 77015 w (832) 386-1231
Craig Eichhorn w Director of Communications
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com
 



April 4, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WOODLAND ACRES ELEMENTARY STUDENTS GETS HANDS-ON TRAINING AT SHELL HOUSTON OPEN



           

            Thanks to the generous support of the First Tee Houston/Redstone program, 30 students from Woodland Acres Elementary earned the privilege of having golf lessons at the beautiful Redstone Golf Club during the second round of the Shell Houston Open on Friday, March 30.
            While on the course, students were provided lunch before taking golf lessons from First Tee pros and then meeting Bill White, Mayor of the City of Houston. The students, who are in grades three through five, are part of the First Tee Houston/Redstone Program which promotes character-development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
            Every elementary campus in the district will implement the First Tee program when the 2007-2008 school year begins in August. The program furnishes everything the students need for golf, including green fees, instructors and clubs. The focus of the First Tee program is to establish a lifelong interest in golf by engaging children in a structured golf curriculum taught during physical education classes, while positively impacting their lives and helping to ensure the vitality of the game.     

Wae WAE 1– Woodland Acres Elementary student Arturo Marquez greets Mayor Bill White.

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WAE 2 – Kevin Gonzalez, from Woodland Acres Elementary, follows through while a First Tee pro looks on at Redstone Golf Club on March 30.

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WAE 8 – Woodland Acres Elementary students took lessons from First Tee pros during the second round of the Shell Houston Open.

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WAE 9 – Mayor Bill White and representatives from the Houston Golf Association are shown with students and staff members from Woodland Acres Elementary.