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Sold-out CSD Golf Tourney Raises Cash for Innovation Grants

Sold out! All 33 foursomes in the Canyons Education Foundation’s sixth-annual golf tournament have been filled with golfers excited to hit the links for a good cause.  

Scott Harper, the Foundation’s Development Officer, said that all proceeds from the Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 event will go straight back to Canyons District students and teachers. The tourney, to be held this year at River Oaks Golf Course, 9300 Riverside Oaks Dr., funds the District’s popular Teacher Innovation Grant program, as well as college scholarships for low-income and deserving students.  
The tournament also will feature a silent auction with such items as a GoPro camera, third-row tickets to a Real Salt Lake game, overnight stays at hotels, and trips to Disneyland or Seaworld. Golfers could win a car from Karl Malone Used Car Outlet if they score a hole in one on hole No. 8. The major sponsors of the 9 a.m. tourney are Hogan Construction and VLCM.
Last year, the Foundation gave an estimated $90,000 to teachers who applied for Innovation Grants. The money pays for innovative projects that teachers have always wanted to do in their classrooms – but the price tag exceeded the school’s budget. Previous grants have funded the construction of an electric car, iPad story-telling labs, green screens for video filming and editing studios, and equipment to compete in robotics contests. Arts teachers in search of funding for special projects – such as a visiting choreographer or new rental instruments or perhaps the licensing for a show or a piece of music – are encouraged to apply. Click here to access an application.
“We have been thrilled at the response and support that we’ve received from the community for our golf tournament,” said Brad Snow, President of the governing board of the CSD Foundation. “Not only do we have a great time, we are raising money for a great cause – students and teachers in Canyons District schools.”
Please call Harper at 801-826-5178 if you have questions about the tournament or to make a tax-deductible donation to support Canyons students and teachers.

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