On behalf of the Soaring Owls Foundation, Inc. ("SOFi"), it is our great honor to annonce that SOFi Cup 2016 was a tremendous success. Over 47 golfers joined over 20 different sponsors and more than 15 volunteers to bring together a day of fun and community. After all the scorecards were tallied and the final putt dropped in the cup, there was not a person left without a smile on their face.
We are happy to announce net proceeds of $9,638.74 (we'll just say 10 GRAND because it sounds so sweet). This exceeded all of our expectations for what we thought we would accomplish this year and more. We are also proud that a majority of the sponsors and participants this year were joining us for the first time. We are encouraged by the growth and support of this amazing community we all live in.
SOFi was formed in 2012 as a Non Profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization to supplement fundraising efforts on behalf of Bolton Academy, an Atlanta Public Elementary School. SOFi’s mission is to acquire and distribute financial and other resources to assist in restoring needed funding and making funds available to ensure Bolton Academy’s programs and International Baccalaureate curriculum far exceed those of other elementary schools.
For the 2016-2017 school year, the Administration has identified programs that will likely cost an estimated $60,000 plus Capital Improvements costing an estimated $100,000. Realizing that this funding will exceed the historical annual fundraising of both Hooty’s Nest Egg and SOFi combined, the funds raised at SOFi’s Golf Tournament will help cover the costs of the following initiatives:
The annual need for International Baccalaureate Programs and materials;
Supplemental Science and Robotics Instructional Support for Bolton Academy students;
Training and materials to expand the Kendore Kingdom Phonics/Reading program;
Upgrades to the Playground area including equipment and a new field.
The money raised at SOFi Cup 2016 will immediately make an impact on our school and our children and we are proud to continue to support that effort. We thank you all for your support in that effort.
And we hope to see you out next year at SOFi's Night 2017 which will be held on March 25th with Saved By the Band performing live. For more details or to become a presenting sponsor, please contact Jeremy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-732-4740.