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Golf Programs That Make A Difference
Golf is an amazing sport—part recreation, part character building, part competition and it is said, the only game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. People from all ages, genders and walks of life enjoy playing golf together. Because of its innate nature, golf promotes the values of courtesy, honesty, and respect for others. Golf also teaches sportsmanship, taking personal responsibility, perseverance and the building of self-confidence.
The Morton Golf Foundation funds programs offering a healthy outdoor recreational environment that stresses the building of lasting personal relationships while seamlessly instilling life's core values for the youth, disabled, and under-served communities of Sacramento.
The Morton Golf Foundation is a 501c3 organization that raises funds for golf programs in the Sacramento community.
As the Special Olympic Athletes were gathering their teams and several volunteers were meeting early this morning the air was cool and the winds were blowing. It was getting close to the time to play golf. Every person arrived with a smile on their face and a positive attitude. What a pleasure to be gathered in a group of people where everyone wants to be there. It was now time for the Athletes to recite the Special Olympics creed along with … read more
Morton Golf Foundation is very proud to support the Special Olympics in a 3 day fundraiser at “Taste of Tuscany” restaurant in Antelope, CA. One of Morton Golf Foundation’s very own Special Olympic Athlete, Jonathan Sparks came to us for an idea for a fundraiser for him to raise money to compete in a Special Olympic event called the Polar Plunge next February at Nimbus Dam in Folsom. The Owners of “Taste of Tuscany” restaurant Jeremy & Natalee Price offered to … read more
On Friday, July 29th a full field of golfers gathered under the American Flag on Hole #1 of the MacKenzie Golf Course at Haggin Oaks to kick-off the 25th Annual Junior/Senior Golf Championship. Leah Woods (Age 13) sang the National Anthem beautifully, with all the confidence we all wish we had. It was now time for the golfers to drive to their designated golf hole as the “candy float” was being built. Morton Golf Foundation volunteers headed out in their … read more
The Special Olympics Northern California is partnering with Morton Golf Foundation to support the Special Olympics Polar Plunge at ‘Taste of Tuscany’ Italian Restaurant Each year Jonathan Sparks, Morton Golf Foundation’s very own Special Olympian and 2015 World Summer Games Torch Bearer raises money to give back to support a cause that is near and dear to his heart: Special Olympics Northern California. This year, Taste of Tuscany is supporting Jonathan by donating 20% of the food bills for all … read more
Sacramento Golf Marathon and “100 Holes of Golf” Greg Perry plays catch up . . . Last Monday, December 14, 2015, ten brave souls played over “100 Holes of Golf” to raise money for local youth, disabled and underserved through Morton Golf Foundation (MGF). Greg Perry, Morton Golf Foundation (MGF) Board Member, was unable to play on that day, so he chose December 22, 2015 to complete his journey of playing 100 holes of golf. On Monday, December 21, Sacramento received a considerable amount of … read more
Last summer, Ms. Terri Thacker attended a Teacher workshop called FIT which stands for Forestry Institute for Teachers (www.forestryinstitute.org). At this workshop, she met Mike De Lasaux, a Natural Resource Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, who directs the FIT program and the acorn planting story started . . . Terri contacted Mike to ask about help for a Community Service project that she wanted her students to do. Mike said he would help her, so he used … read more
Each fall Morton Golf Foundation plans “The Putting Party” which is a fundraising evening to raise charity dollars for the Morton Golf Foundation. On Wednesday, September 30, Mike Woods created 18 putting holes on the putting green with string, props and funny figurines. We call it the Mike Woods Signature Course! Each putting hole is sold to a corporation for a total of 18 TEAMS. The event was kicked off with a putting clinic given by PGA TOUR Professional Kevin Sutherland … read more
UPDATE! Due to weather, the Sacramento Golf Marathon “100 Holes of Golf” has been rescheduled to Monday, December 14, 2015. 100 HOLES OF FUN Whether you are a scratch golfer or high handicapper, it doesn’t matter, you can still participate in the Sacramento Golf Marathon. It is all about raising money for youth, disabled and the underserved! The idea is to complete 100 holes of golf in as short of time as you can! And it is easy! You can participate … read more
On September 11, 2015, the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex hosted the Special Olympics Golf Regionals. Starting at 7:30 am, over 200 Special Olympic athletes, along with over 50 volunteers, arrived with smiles on their faces in anticipation of a fun filled golf experience ahead. Before the event started, everyone gathered for the Opening Ceremonies which included the Pledge of Allegiance, Special Olympic pledge and the torch from this year’s Special Olympic summer games. Next, Tom Morton, President of Morton Golf Foundation, … read more
In February, 2015 The American Heart / American Stroke Association awarded Morton Golf Foundation the “Appreciation Award” for outstanding achievement in support of the American Heart Association’s efforts in cardiovascular science, education, and community programs. Their State Stroke Alliances Director, Jennifer Halldorson states, “Since 2009 the inception of Morton Golf Foundation has generously funded the American Heart / American Stroke Association. These funds have allowed us to enhance the lives of stroke survivors in our Greater Sacramento area.”