Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth: Golf Outing to Benefit Program for Disadvantaged Children

CONTACT:
Beth Gengle
608.271.1617, ext. 34
Fax: 608.271.8080
e-mail: [email protected]

Melissa Bleiler
608.271.1617, ext. 32
Fax: 608.271.8080
e-mail: [email protected]

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) is holding its first ever golf outing Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, Wis.

Proceeds from the event will benefit WCATY’s Children of Promise Outreach in Madison and Milwaukee. Children of Promise provides programs, services and scholarships to talented students from disadvantaged homes. Minority and low-income students remain underrepresented nationally in advanced courses and gifted programs. WCATY Children of Promise participants are successfully completing rigorous courses, setting college and career goals, and reporting that they are determined to break the cycle of poverty that could have kept them from realizing their potential.

The outing will tee off at 11:00 a.m. The cost is $130 per golfer and includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a cart, dinner, prizes, silent auction and raffle. A dinner only option is available for $30 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available and silent auction items and raffle prizes are being accepted.

AnchorBank is a major sponsor of the event. For more information on sponsors, sponsorship opportunities, and silent auction and raffle prizes visit WCATY’s website: http://www.wcaty.org.

For more information about the outing, contact WCATY, 2909 Landmark Place, Madison, WI 53713, 608-271-1617, FAX 608-271-8080, e-mail: [email protected], website: http://www.wcaty.org.

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About WCATY: The Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) is proud to offer many opportunities for talented students in Wisconsin. These include on-line programs during the school year, and accelerated courses through residential programs during the summer months. WCATY is an accredited organization through the NCA-CATI. In addition, WCATY is affiliated with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development through which 3rd – 9th grade students who score in the 95th percentile and above on standardized tests can participate in Midwest Academic Talent Search (MATS). For more information on WCATY, visit http://www.wcaty.org.