Heritage Classic Foundation's reading program adds schools

Heritage Classic Foundation's reading program adds schools

Metro Golf Notes Story courtesy of Heritage Classic Foundation
Metro Golf Notes Story courtesy of Heritage Classic Foundation
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In this 2017 photo, Wesley Bryan tees off on the 18th hole on the way to the RBC Heritage title. The tournament supports the Heritage Classic Foundation, which has expanded its Plaid About Reading program this year.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.— Now in its ninth year, the Heritage Classic Foundation’s annual Plaid About Reading program presented by Future Scholar expands to Charleston and has a record number of entries since the program’s inception.

Twenty-one elementary schools from Hilton Head Island to Charleston are participating in the Plaid About Reading Program from Monday, February 4 through Friday, February 15 for a chance to win tickets, money for their school and meet PGA TOUR professional golfers.

“Plaid About Reading gives the youngest golf fans across the Lowcountry the chance to read their way to the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing,” said Steve Wilmot, tournament director, RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. “We’re expanding the program to reach farther across the state. This program has been so well received locally, we want to open it up and give more fans and families the opportunity to join.”

The lighthearted scholastic competition gives area elementary school students in grades K-5 a chance to win $500 for their school, $150 for their class, tickets to the RBC Heritage and the chance to meet a professional PGA TOUR golfer at Coca-Cola Youth Day, on the Tuesday of tournament week.

“Encouraging the importance of reading is vital for preparing our state’s future scholars,” said South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis, whose office is responsible for administering the Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan. “While the costs associated with attending college can seem overwhelming, Future Scholar is the smart, easy way for families to save for their loved one’s future education.”

The participating schools are: Beaufort Elementary, Bluffton Elementary, Buist Academy, Charles Pickney Elementary, Coosa Elementary, Cross Schools, Foxbank Elementary, H.E. Bonner Elementary, Hilton Head Preparatory, Hilton Head Christian Academy, Hilton Head Island Elementary, Howe Hall, Jane Edwards Elementary, Laurel Hill Elementary, Michael C. Riley Elementary, Newington Elementary, Okatie Elementary, Pritchardville Elementary, Red Cedar Elementary, St. Stephen and Whittaker Elementary.

For more information on the RBC Heritage PGA TOUR golf tournament, visit rbcheritage.com.

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