No limits: Parkland Buddy Sports’ golf classic to create new possibilities for individuals with disabilities

On May 2 hundreds of supporters will tee off at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs to raise funds for Parkland Buddy Sports. Proceeds from the second annual “No Limits” golf classic will support sports programming for children and young adults with special needs in Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties.

Parkland Buddy Sports, founded in 2002, provides quality sports programming in an empowering and challenging environment, with an emphasis on having fun, making friends and realizing full potential. Volunteers, both students and adults, learn patience, tolerance and the ability of one person to change the life of another.

Through positive reinforcement, the special needs athletes achieve new levels of success each time they play a game. Players are paired with a “buddy” volunteer for the entire season and in many cases, remain in contact afterward. Parkland Buddy Sports works to create an environment of equality through its “no limits” mantra.

The program builds skills, confidence, self-esteem and a lifetime devotion to sports and fitness. Parkland Buddy Sports also provides sponsorship opportunities for individuals and businesses, with all funds going toward equipment, uniforms, and end-of-program celebrations. All staff and board members are volunteers.

For the first time, three student volunteers, who are graduating seniors going on to college, will be recognized for their commitment and dedication to the program. At the event, they will each receive a $1,000 scholarship made of contributions from Scott Cohen Service Scholarship, Eaton Financial Group and The Niewood Family Founders Scholarship.

For more information, call Jeb Niewood at 954-464-6078 or visit http://www. •

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