January 2, 2019
Thank you so much for your support of Clay’s Golf and Guitars these past FOUR years. Your past generosity has allowed the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund to contribute $110,000 to Texas A&M University-Texarkana for scholarships, $300,000 to form The ArkLaTex 100 Club which supports our local first responders and supporting the Salvation Army in Opening the second Boys and Girls Club of Texarkana. Moving to the C.K.Bender School the number of children served has more than doubled.
Today, Ed and I are excited to announce our 2019 recipient is The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Texarkana. With the enrollment more than doubling with the move to the CKBender Elementary School, the expansion of services is necessary for children in our community.
Programs coming in 2019 include but are not limited to
- Basketball and soccer leagues accomodating middle school and high school students
- Flag football
- Art and home economics
- Extended hours including Saturday will be available after the hiring of Assistant Director to accommodate this growth
- Summer program with healthy breakfast and lunch offered Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM
- We will continue to provide the yearly registration fees for all children and the monthly fees for families in financial need
This year we are dedicating our benefit to GERDA WEISSMAN KLEIN for her lasting legacy of tolerance after losing her entire family during the Holocaust, a period of unspeakable intolerance.
Gerda’s books and videos of her speeches including a Grammy for best documentary will be available in the library at The Boys and Girls Club. We thank Gerda for reaching out to us in our time of great despair and teaching us the importance of tolerance in a world seemingly increasingly devoid of this quality.
The date for this year’s Clay’s Golf and Guitars is Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Northridge Country Club. You should be receiving a brochure indicating the different levels of sponsorships.
Gail and Ed Eichler