More than 100 golfers are expected to hit the links to support the British International Schools of Charlotte’s (BISC) first annual charity golf tournament, April 26, at The Golf Club at The Ballantyne, located at 1000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy in Charlotte.
All proceeds will support The Sandbox, whose mission is to ensure that Charlotte families impacted by cancer or other life-altering illnesses know that they are not alone. “We are excited to host this golf event and even more thrilled that all the proceeds go to such an amazing organization that students and parents at BISC are committed to supporting,” BISC Principal Adam Stevens.
The school hopes to raise $12,000 to support the Sandbox’s CARRE program, which aims to ensure that these families receive the unique support and services they need based not only on the child’s diagnosis, but also on the emotional, social and medical needs of the entire family.
“As the parent of two small boys who attend BISC, I can’t imagine having to go through what some of our Honoree families do,” said Ashley Davis, Sandbox Board Member and BISC parent.” I’m proud to be a part of an organization like The Sandbox that gives back and helps families cope during difficult situations. BISC’s core values include an emphasis on supporting our local community. I am so pleased to be able to have my own children involved in this fundraising and care effort that allows them to learn how to live an empathetic life early on.”
The concept for the golf tournament was born out of BISC’s Personal Best sports initiative, which encourages its students towards living a healthy and active lifestyle now and into adulthood.
“My Personal Best is an initiative at BISC that inspires students, like athletes, to constantly strive to improve in small incremental steps towards a bigger goal,” Stevens said. “In many ways, this is the undying principal of golf, learning constantly through practice to be even better.”
BISC welcomes all golfers at any level to join in this fun-filled event that will support more than 250 families in the community. Those that bring their “A-game” have a chance to win prizes, including a brand new car.
For more information or to register, visit www.biscglobalgolf.com.