Hats off to Jr. Golf

Editor:

I would like to thank the Alameda Jr. Golf Program and all of its wonderful volunteers. This program is amazing! Almost every Wednesday throughout the summer they host a free golf tournament and provide scorekeepers for the kids.

They become members of Youth on the Course and can play golf at Alameda year-round for only one dollar!

The putting contest is always exciting and the tournaments are low-key and always fun for the kids. Beyond exposing them to the great game of golf, they help teach kids proper etiquette and sportsmanship.

Kids sign themselves in, speak slowly, and shake the adults’ hands. As a past participant of this program it has been fun to see my son enjoy it so much.

The other phenomenal program is the ARPD Parks & Playground drop-in program. My boys and nephews spent endless summer afternoons playing at Lincoln and Tillman parks.

The recreation leaders were engaged with the kids and provided a variety of activities for them to participate in. The newfound freedom of going to the parks and playing with friends without a parent was exhilarating for them! Thanks for providing such a great safe place for my boys to play.

Leah Pero