Southland Gaming of the Virgin Islands has selected the Mahogany Run Junior Golf Program as the 22nd recipient of its Community Award. The decision was announced on June 10 by Shaine Gaspard.
The Mahogany Run Junior Golf Program has served hundreds of young Virgin Islanders over the years. It caters to youngsters from age 11 to 18. The program was developed by the management of Mahogany Run and the organization stands behind it by providing the golf clubs, balls, equipment, and staff trainers and assistants. Young people enrolled in the program are asked to pay $10.00 per week for the six week program, but if they cannot afford the modest fee they are allowed to participate for free. Not only are the enrollees exposed to the game of golf and its positive values, but they learn life skills, team collaboration, and tournament play. The Mahogany Run Junior Golf Program has been grooming a team that will travel to Barbados in July to represent the Virgin Islands at the 24th Caribbean Amateur Junior Golf Championships.
In nominating the Mahogany Run Junior Golf Program for Southland Gaming’s Community Award, Scott White stated, “It’s a great alternative for kids to play a sport they ordinarily would not or could not afford to play. It also keeps the kids active and off the street.” He added, “I’ve had the opportunity to play with many of the junior golfers as some of them have become outstanding golfers. The junior golfers I’ve played with…are all great kids with great aspirations of going on to college to play.”
Southland Gaming of the Virgin Islands is pleased to present the Community Award of $1,000 to the Mahogany Run Junior Golf Program for its positive effect on hundreds of young Virgin Islanders. Congratulations!