First Tee to expand in county, metro area

The First Tee of Greater Richmond is taking a giant leap forward, thanks to grants from the Virginia Beverage Association and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA). First Tee of Greater Richmond will use the grants to support The First Tee National School Program expansion, an initiative that will reach 31 additional elementary schools in the metro Richmond area by the end of 2016.

Currently, the 41 schools that provide the program in the metro Richmond area include only three from Henrico County; the remaining schools served are in Chesterfield County and City of Richmond. The expansion will deliver the national program to the 43 remaining Henrico County elementary schools, as well to 46 additional schools in Richmond, Chesterfield County and Hanover County. By the end of 2017, the project is expected to reach an additional 44,000 youth in the Richmond area.

The First Tee National School Program, which links golf skills with life lessons and character education, uses lesson plans provided by the program to introduce students to the basics of golf as part of their physical education curriculum. Physical educators teach the lessons, helping students develop an appreciation for the positive personal and social values associated with golf while enhancing their motor skills development.

Launched in 2004, the First Tee National School Program is taught at more than 7,000 schools in 1,000 school districts nationwide. The First Tee’s Founding Partners include LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA.
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Challenger Day will get students with disabilities onto the field


Students from 22 Henrico County elementary schools will take to the baseball field Oct. 18 and learn how to field, hit and run the bases. The students will take part in Challenger Day, an annual event at the Tuckahoe Park Baseball Complex that introduces students with significant disabilities to the fundamentals of baseball. The students will also enjoy games, an art project, roaming mascots and a picnic lunch. > Read more.

Business in brief


Eisenman & Associates, Inc. employee Tracie Grady recently was named the 2017 Virginia Business Meeting Planner of the Year. Grady was chosen by a committee of industry leaders among 19 nominees. The award is a partnership between Virginia Business magazine and the Virginia Society of Association Executives. Its goal is to recognize the unsung hero of the association, non-profit, and business world, the professional meeting planner. Grady works with clients in a number of areas, including membership management, publication design, membership directories and convention/tradeshow programs. She has worked in the association industry, primarily focused on meeting planning, for more than 20 years. She is a graduate of VCU. Eisenman & Associates, Inc. is an association management and meetings consulting company. > Read more.

Lakewood to break ground on $64M expansion


A senior community in Henrico's Far West End is planning a massive expansion project.

Lakewood, located on Lauderdale Drive, will break ground on the project Oct. 19 during a celebration that also will commemorate the community's 40th anniversary. > Read more.

Henrico to hold Oct. 19 workshop on Route 5 Corridor/Marion Hill Study


The Henrico County Planning Department will hold a workshop Thursday, Oct. 19 for residents and other members of the public to provide additional input for a study of the Route 5 corridor and Marion Hill areas.

The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at John Rolfe Middle School, 6901 Messer Road. The meeting will include an overview of community input received so far and an explanation of how it is reflected in the study’s draft goals and objectives. > Read more.

Nominations open for REB awards for principals


Nominations are open for the 2017-18 REB Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership, The Community Foundation’s yearly awards that identify, recognize and support leadership excellence in the Richmond area.

Honorees receive an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant, and $7,500 to be used for school initiatives. Nominees can be principals from public schools in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover counties and the city of Richmond who have served in their current positions for at least three years. > Read more.

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Kickboxing fitness franchise 9Round, located at 3442 Lauderdale Dr., will host its Kick Event for Breast Cancer from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fitness enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to help raise money for breast cancer awareness, with one penny being donated for every kick recorded throughout the day. All proceeds will go to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. Since the event’s inception six years ago, participating 9Round locations throughout the United States and Canada have recorded over 36 million kicks and raised nearly $370,000 to advance breast cancer treatment and laboratory research. For details, visit http://www.9round.com. Full text

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