Tee It Up Fore Sight Raises Money for Outlook Nebraska’s Programs for the Blind
On June 7, it was the perfect day for 188 golfers and nine Blind Golf Academy participants to hit the course. Outlook Nebraska’s Tee It Up Fore Sight (outlookne.org) tournament, with proceeds benefiting Outlook’s Enrichment Programs and Blind Golfer Academy, were held at Indian Creek Golf Course.
The four-person scramble tournament had three flights. Golfers teed off at noon, following a grab-and-go lunch, with a shotgun start. This year, a women’s flight was added, and eleven teams participated. The tournament concluded with a short overview presentation of Outlook’s Enrichment Programs.
Outlook Nebraska’s Blind Golf Academy took place in the morning. Several visually impaired golfers were paired with golf pros and adaptive sports specialists to learn putting, chipping, and driving. Following their lessons, they played a few holes on the course, meeting up with the tournament golfers at lunch before they took to the links.
Nearly $40,000 was raised for Outlook Nebraska’s Enrichment Programs. Through recreation activities designed for teens with vision loss, participants gain confidence, build skills that will stay with them into adulthood, and are able to form valuable friendships with peers who understand visual challenges. These activities include the Blind Golfer Academy. With the help of generous donors, Outlook Nebraska clients are also reconnecting with the world by learning how to use computers, smartphones, and other devices with limited or no vision. Additionally, they are able to do the things they love, such as attending audio described live theater performances and tactile art workshops, through Outlook’s Enrichment Programs. Thank you to the following partners for supporting Outlook Nebraska programs: American National Bank, UMB Bank, Industrial Packaging Corp, Sam’s Club, Truhlsen Eye Institute, and Vistage.
Learn more at outlookne.org.