Sequoia Pathway Academy hosts its second annual Big Drive for Education Golf Scramble on April 28.
IF YOU GO
What: Big Drive for Education Golf Scramble
Who: Sequoia Pathway Academy
When: April 28, 7:30 a.m.
Where: The Duke at Rancho El Dorado, 42660 W. Rancho El Dorado Parkway
How much: $100 per golfer
Info: AlbertoHinmar@gmail.com or KAnderso1@fmi.com
The goal is to raise $10,000 for teacher continuing-education opportunities and Google Chromebooks in the classrooms.
“We intend to use this to purchase 30 tablets for student use, ready to go with programs, apps and licenses,” said organizer Kelly Anderson. “And to send up to 10 teachers for professional development.”
For $100, participants will receive a round of golf with cart, swag bag, lunch and adult beverage, as well as the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, photo fun booth and various hole contests and prizes. Sponsorships are available from $300 hole sponsors to $100 event partners. Organizers are also looking for items to be included in the raffle and auction.
Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Shotgun start is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado.
A charter school, Sequoia Pathway Academy opened in Maricopa in 2009 as a K-8 campus, later expanding to high school. This year the graduating class of 74 students will include university acceptances at Villanova, Johns Hopkins, Michigan State and Brown. Ten percent of the graduating class will be attending Northern Arizona University on a Lumberjack scholarship, and the sports program has had 21 athletes sign and commit to play at the college level since 2014.
Chromebooks are notebook laptop computers that store most of their data on the cloud and allow for collaborative team projects and other shared information. They have been particularly popular in schools for education-based apps.
Last year, SPA had 40 golfers and more than 40 volunteers involved in the golf tournament.
This story appears in part in the April issue of InMaricopa.