All Southern Nevada residents, and others too, mark your calendars on April 11 and put also down the time of 6:30 a.m. That's when the sixth annual Drive Fore Literacy with Oscar golf outing at Silverstone Golf Club will tee off. The club is located at 8600 Cupp Drive in northwest part of the valley, within the Silverstone Ranch residential community.
The event is a fundraiser for the Newspapers in Education, or NIE, program that seeks to improve literacy at a pre-adulthood level. The whole idea of NIE goes all the way back to 1795 when a Portland, Maine, newspaper got the ball rolling. The initiative gained a foothold here in the 1970s with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Sun teaming up to distribute newspapers to local schools. The school year 2003-04 was especially rewarding when over 1.5 million copies were handed out to schools and currently about 1,600 teachers in the valley include NIE in some shape in their curriculum.
The tournament is sponsored by Kainos Partners, the local franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts, and it'll remain in that role for the next three years. The event will conclude with a lunch where Oscar Goodman, Las Vegas Mayor, will probably get up and say a few words to the delight of the birdie-blessed golfers. By being a solid advocate of this great program he got his name on the tournament's title. Happy golfing!
For more info visit www.lasvegasnie.com.