Students to learn health, wellness, respect for others as part of First Tee program
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (March 7, 2012) – This spring, while Landmark Academy students practice their downswing, they’ll also be learning about the importance of health and wellness, respect for others and honesty. It’s all part of Landmark’s after school golf program, The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch, hosted at Buffalo Run Golf Course (15700 East 112th, Commerce City).
About 20 Landmark students, ranging from 5th to 8th graders, will participate in the program’s inaugural year. To date, Landmark is the only school in the area participating in this type of program. The series of six classes will begin March 21 and continue through May 2.
“The First Tee program connects the game of golf with important life lessons and reinforces the virtues we emphasize with our students,” said Matt Carlton, principal at Landmark Academy. “Not only are the students having fun, but they’re gaining knowledge that will last beyond these classes.”
The First Tee program establishes a foundation for young people to become lifelong players of the game of golf. The program emphasizes three elements: play, learn and appreciate. Players learn athletic skills, life principles and an appreciation for the game - all while having a lot of fun.
The program costs only $60 per student and scholarships are available to students with financial need.
For more information about Landmark Academy, visit www.landmarkacademy.org.
About Landmark Academy at Reunion
Founded in 2007, Landmark Academy at Reunion is a public charter school managed by National Heritage Academies and serves more than 600 students in grades K-8. For more information, visit www.landmarkacademy.org.