INDIANAPOLIS –Research finds 22 percent of Indiana’s children are poor, and the problem is even greater in the southern part of the state.Today, those who advocate for children will discuss approaches to help lift Indiana families out of poverty.Melissa Fry, director of the Applied Research and Education Center at Indiana University, says after declining in the previous decade, poverty in Southern Indiana rose nearly 60 percent from 2000 to 2010.She says research also shows a growing trend of concentration of poverty.“It means poor people have less access to economic opportunity, to quality education, to good child care and more likely to see some of the social problems that we associate with poor communities such as crime, substance abuse or unattended children,” she explains.Fry says despite the high poverty rates, there is a strong working population in Southern Indiana, but many people work for low wages and at multiple jobs to make ends meet.Fry will share data and discuss approaches to reduce poverty with community leaders, educators, counselors and others who work with children at a luncheon at Indiana University Southeast.A recent report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found how focusing on opportunities for both children and their parents can improve a family’s economic situation.Fry says supporting families begins with helping parents maintain stable employment in a well-paid job.“Things that we can do in terms of supporting workforce development and supporting transportation and child care help maintain stability for those families and can really make a difference in helping them move out of poverty,” she says.Fry adds research also suggests that small amounts of cash assistance can make a significant difference in a family’s daily life and can prevent a lifetime of economic challenges for the children.“Maybe it means that instead of needing to drop out of high school and work to help support the family, a child finishes high school and potentially then has an opportunity for more skilled training for a better job,” she explains.Mary Kuhlman
Indianapolis, In. — Since November 2017, ISDH has confirmed 214 outbreak-related cases of hepatitis A. Indiana typically sees about 20 cases in a 12-month period.“This heartbreaking loss of life illustrates how serious this outbreak is, and I urge Hoosiers to practice good handwashing and to get vaccinated, especially if they fall into a high-risk population,” said Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. “We are working with our local and federal health partners to slow the spread of hepatitis A in our state, but this disease is highly contagious and can spread rapidly, so prevention is critical.”Over the past several months, Indiana health officials have been working to educate the public, restaurants, jails and groups that serve at-risk populations about the outbreak and ways to prevent the disease. ISDH has allocated more than $1 million in additional state and federal funds to supply adult vaccine to local health departments, which are working to immunize those who are at risk or who may have come in contact with the disease.Hepatitis A is usually transmitted person-to-person through fecal-oral routes or by consuming contaminated food or water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies those most at risk during this outbreak as people who use illicit drugs, the homeless, men who have sex with men and those who are incarcerated. More than 70 percent of the individuals diagnosed with hepatitis A in Indiana have reported illicit drug use, while nearly 20 percent have reported being homeless.Indiana law has required a hepatitis A vaccine for school admission since 2014, so most students preparing to enter fourth grade and younger have already been vaccinated. Hepatitis A vaccine is readily available from health care providers and pharmacies as routine preventive care.Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of hepatitis A should contact a healthcare provider immediately and refrain from preparing food for others. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of appetite, stomach pain, nausea and jaundice, which usually appear within two months of infection. Individuals can become ill 15 to 50 days after being exposed to the virus. A doctor can determine if someone has hepatitis A with a blood test.
“We brought you a lot of car plants!” the president yelled as he greeted the adoring crowd. “We’re gonna bring you a lot more!”The president quickly brought up Democratic rival Biden that triggered a chorus of boos.“Joe Biden will surrender your jobs to China. If Biden wins, China wins,” he repeated several times for effect.Trump then reminisced about Election Day 2016 when he said he visited Michigan and spoke to supporters at 1 a.m. He asked for the same support in 2020.“I’m running for reelection to keep jobs in Michigan,” he said to cheers. “If we win, America wins.”The president reminded them about the automobile production plants.“I got you so many damn car plants,” he said, then basked in chants of “four more years” from the audience. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden visited Michigan Wednesday touting his plans to close tax loopholes and keep more jobs in America. There were few supporters in sight and certainly no chants of “We love you.”“In all the years they’ve been covering presidents [the news media] said they’ve never heard that chant, “we love you.” pic.twitter.com/JelkiImCY4— Blair (@skifflegirl) September 11, 2020 President Donald Trump held a rally at an airport hangar in Freeland, Michigan Thursday with Air Force One and American flags in the background and thousands of supporters chanting “We love you” in the foreground. “Don’t say that, I’ll start to cry,” President @realDonaldTrump says to the crowd in Michigan chanting “WE LOVE YOU!” pic.twitter.com/uLNOzYS2hp— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) September 10, 2020
___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com LEADING THE WAY: The Yellow Jackets are led by Moses Wright and Michael Devoe. Wright has averaged 13 points and 7.2 rebounds while Devoe has recorded 13.9 points per game. The Panthers have been anchored by sophomores Xavier Johnson and Trey McGowens, who have combined to score 24.8 points per outing.ACC IMPROVEMENT: The Yellow Jackets have scored 67.3 points per game against ACC opponents thus far, an improvement from the 64.7 per game they recorded over 10 non-conference games.JUMPING FOR JOHNSON: Johnson has connected on 35.8 percent of the 67 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 17 over the last five games. He’s also converted 73.1 percent of his free throws this season.STEALING VICTORIES: Georgia Tech is 5-0 when it records 10 or more steals and 6-12 when falling short of that mark. Pittsburgh is 6-0 when it logs at least nine steals and 8-9 this year, otherwise.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Panthers are 6-0 when they record nine or more steals and 8-9 when they fall shy of that mark. The Yellow Jackets are 5-0 when the team records at least 10 steals and 6-12 when falling short of that total.DID YOU KNOW: The Pittsburgh defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.5 percent of all possessions, which is the 24th-highest rate in the country. Georgia Tech has turned the ball over on 22 percent of its possessions (ranked 325th among Division I teams). February 6, 2020 Ga. Tech, Pitt meet in conference play Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGeorgia Tech (11-12, 5-7) vs. Pittsburgh (14-9, 5-7)Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Georgia Tech pays visit to Pittsburgh in an ACC matchup. Georgia Tech easily beat Virginia Tech by 19 at home on Tuesday, while Pittsburgh is coming off of an 80-72 loss at Notre Dame on Wednesday.
It will be another bounce back effort for USC, who suffered a 1-0 defeat to Arizona State last Sunday, a week after a 2-1 double overtime loss at the hands of Cal State Fullerton. The two losses dropped the team’s record to 5-4-1.Senior defender Autumn Altimirano believes the losses have motivated her team going forward.“We’ve always struggled with ASU, dating back to last season,” Altimirano said. “So losing to them instilled a fire in a lot of our players.”Washington brings a 4-5-1 overall mark to Los Angeles, with a 1-1 tie against Oregon State being their only Pac-12 result. The squad will also be looking to regroup after a tough shutout loss to No. 14 Portland last week.Spearheading the Husky offense is freshman Becca Shoales, whose three goal total leads a balanced attack that features five other goal scorers. Supporting Shoales are midfielders Lindsay Elston and Isabel Farrell, who both enter Friday’s game with four assists. On the defensive end, goalkeeper Megan Kufeld has amassed 33 saves, but has also allowed 10 goals in her 10 appearances.Sophomore forward Katie Johnson said that a strong week of practice has the team physically and mentally prepared for this weekend’s contests.“We’ve been working on possessing the ball a lot more,” Johnson said. “We’ve also been shooting and working on combining a lot of things together. We’ve changed the way we play to avoid some of the mistakes we made last week.”Washington State has been enjoying an impressive 2013 season, recording an unbeaten 7-0-3 record thus far and landing just outside the NCAA top 25. While the Cougars have yet to face a ranked team, they do have a 1-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton, their one common opponent with the Women of Troy. In Wazzu’s only Pac-12 matchup so far, the squad played Oregon last week to a scoreless draw.Senior forward Micaela Castain leads a formidable Cougar attack with 10 goals, tops in the Pac-12, and is also tied for the team lead with four assists. Goalkeeper Gurveen Claire has been stellar so far for Washington State in 2013. Incredibly, she has been scored upon only three times this season, in a 2-2 tie against Oklahoma and a 3-1 season-opening win over Seattle University. Claire has 18 saves for the Cougars, and her eight shutouts and 0.295 goals-against-average both rank among the nation’s leaders.“We’re going to attack them hard,” Johnson said, referring to Washington State’s backline. “We’re going to attack the flanks and the middle, and just try to be confusing instead of predictable.”“We’ve been preparing to play these types of teams all season.” USC head coach Ali Khosrohahin said.Breaking through the Cougars’ tight defense could be a struggle for the Women of Troy, who have scored just once in their last two games. Even in the midst of this scoring drought, hope is certainly not lost on the offensive end for USC. The team scored four goals in each of their first three games, and five goals in a later game versus LMU.Senior midfielder and leading scorer Elizabeth Eddy has returned from injury, and should be a major contributor this weekend. Including Eddy, five USC players have at least three goals on the season. Freshman Kayla Mills leads the team with four assists to go with her three scores. Getting back on track on offense has been a point of focus for the Women of Troy in practice.“[Converting opportunities] is something we’ve been working on all season,” Khosroshahin said. “We’ve had some tough games to finish this season, and we hit a bit of a hiccup against ASU, but we’re determined to sort it out.”On the defensive end, goalkeeper Caroline Stanley and her teammates have been more consistent, allowing multiple goals in only two games thus far. The USC backline, which routinely rotates between eight or nine players per game, has grown into one of the most cohesive units in the Pac-12. Altimirano has been not been surprised by the defense’s strong play.“We have a bond in the back,” Altamirano said. “I think we’ll do anything to keep the ball out of the back of our net and that’s what’s keeping us strong.”Both Washington and Washington State made runs to the NCAA playoffs in 2012, adding to the importance of this weekend series. The Women of Troy defeated the Huskies 1-0 at home last year, but took a 4-0 loss at Wazzou.Both games will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network, with Friday’s commentary coming from former U.S. soccer star Cobi Jones. The USC women’s soccer team returns to McAlister Field for two games this weekend, as the team will try to regroup after consecutive gut-wrenching losses. Washington will visit the Women of Troy for a 2 p.m. matchup this Friday, while Washington State will be in town for a 3 p.m. tilt on Sunday.Indispensable · USC has outscored its opponents 11-2 in the three games that senior midfielder Jordan Marada has had a goal or assist. – Nick Entin | Daily Trojan Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan
Top seed Novak Djokovic created a piece of French Open history by becoming the first man to reach a 10th consecutive quarter-final after a routine win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff.The 32-year-old Serb, aiming to hold all four Grand Slams at the same time, won 6-3 6-2 6-2 in one hour 33 minutes.Djokovic has not dropped a set at this year’s Roland Garros.German fifth seed Alexander Zverev or Italian ninth seed Fabio Fognini await in the last eight.They meet in the last 16 later on Monday.After winning the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open titles, Djokovic is aiming to hold all four majors at the same time by claiming the French Open for a second time.The 15-time major winner previously achieved the feat when he claimed his maiden Roland Garros title in 2016, which saw him become only the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam.But 12 months ago, after form and fitness problems, the possibility of Djokovic putting himself in this position again seemed unlikely.Despite his recent dominance, the world number one has insisted 11-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal must again be considered the favourite on the red clay. However, it is hard to separate the two top seeds judging by Djokovic’s ruthless performances – he has strolled to the last eight, albeit against opponents with an average ranking of 85,Against Struff, Djokovic took his second break point of the match at 4-3, ending the world number 45’s resistance by putting away an overhead after he left the German scrambling in a baseline rally.From there it was one-way traffic as Djokovic outclassed his opponent, winning 11 of the next 13 games to move two sets ahead and with a double break in the third.Djokovic’s power and placement was simply too much for Struff, who could not convert a breakpoint in what proved to be final game as the Serb upped the tempo again to seal victory. French Open – men’s singles quarter-final draw Dominic Thiem (4, AUT) or Gael Monfils (14, FRA) v Karen Khachanov (10, RUS) or Juan Martin del Potro (8, ARG) Novak Djokovic (1, SRB) v Fabio Fognini (9, ITA) or Alexander Zverev (5, GER) Stan Wawrinka (24, SUI) v Roger Federer (3, SUI) Kei Nishikori (7, JPN) v Rafael Nadal (2, ESP)
(Source: fokus.ba) After yesterday’s draw for the qualifiers for the World Cup 2018 in Russia, the coach of the National football team of B&H, Mehmed Baždarević told that he is satisfied with the group where the team of B&H ended up.“I am satisfied with the group in which B&H ended up, even though I was wishing some new selections. However, we have to be satisfied with this group. This group is good. We have to find our chance in this group. If we cannot defeat these teams, then we should not be going to the World Cup at the first place, “said Baždarević.He emphasized that the national team of Belgium is favorite, but that B&H can fight for direct qualification to the World Cup in Russia.“Belgium is definitely the favorite in our group because they have a good team, but we can fight for the first place in this group too. We should not be unhappy, not at all,” said the coach.Yesterday’s draw, which was held in St. Petersburg, in the Constantine’s Palace, decided that the national football team of B&H will play in the qualifying group H together with the teams of Belgium, Greece, Estonia and Cyprus.European teams are classified into nine groups whose winners will eventually get a direct placement on the World Cup, while eight runner-ups selections will perform on the playoffs. The weakest runner-up will fall off.Qualifiers for the national team in Europe will start on the 4th of September 2016, and the last match will be played on the 10th of October 2017.
4.Â Â Â Â Kapaun Mt. Carmel GIRLS RANKINGS 3 Concordia 6:Â Â Silver Lake 7. Topeka Hayden 10. Hillsboro 9.Â Â Â Â Republic Co 5.Â Â Â Â Valley Heights Â 5. Leavenworth 6Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Lawerence 2.Â Â Â Â Burlington 10 – Free State 9 – Washburn Rural 6. Andover Central 2Â Â Â Â Â Â Â SMÂ South 8.Â Â Â Â Frontenac 8.Â Â Â Â Macksville Â 4. Salina Central 5.Â Â Â Â Mill Valley 6.Â Â Â Â Dighton Â 7. Salina South Â 8. Mill Valley 9 Burlington 1A-Div 1-Girls 4. McPherson 6.Â Â Â Â Victoria 1.Â Â Â Â Hoxie 8.Â Â Â Â Shawnee Hts 3. Meade 3.Â Â Â Â Eisenhower 5. Oswego Â 2. Wichita Hts. 7 – Manhattan 9. Coffeyville 5:Â Â Caney Valley 2A Girls 1.Â Â Â Â Santa Fe Trail 9.Â Â Â Â Hugoton 5.Â Â Â Â Olpe 1. KC Piper Â 1. Aquinas 2. Hesston 5A Girls 6.Â Â Â Â Andale 5.Â Â Â Â Fowler 3. Basehor-Linwood 5. Andover Central 10.Â Â Wichita Hts. 10. Winfield 1. St. John 10.Â Â Centralia 6A GirlsÂ 7Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Dighton 4.Â Â Â Â Hoxie 2.Â Â Â Â MDCV-Melvern 4A-Div 2-Boys Â 9. Maize South 3.Â Â Â Â Caldwell 2. Fort Scott 9Â Â Â Â Â Â Â South Barber 3A GirlsÂ 8.Â Â Â Â Washington Co 8. Cheney by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The first Kansas Basketball Coaches Association rankings came out today and two girls teams have made the top 10 in their classifications.The Caldwell girls were ranked No. 3 in the Class 1A Division 1 KBCA poll. Argonia girls were ranked No. 5 in the Class 1A Division 2 poll.Not coincidentally those schools were also in the Class 1A State Volleyball tournament in November.The high school basketball season will start in earnest on Friday. Wellington basketball teams will start their season next week with the Kingman preseason tournament.Sumner Newscow will be having previews of the Sumner County teams throughout the week including the wrestling program.In other KBCA poll news:Â â€¢On the boys side, Andale is ranked No. 2 in the new Class 4A Div. 2 poll. Clearwater is slated at No. 7. Wichita Collegiate, a member of the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV league, is the No. 1 ranked in Class 3A.â€¢On the girls side, Andale is ranked No. 6 in Class 4A – Div. 2, and Clearwater is slated at No. 10.â€¢West Elk boys are the only SCBL team ranked at No. 6 in Class 2A.The full preseason rankings are as follows: 7.Â Â Â Â Meade 6. Bishop Miege 4 – Blue Valley North 2.Â Â Â Â Lansing 7.Â Â Â Â Victoria 7.Â Â Â Â Colby 3.Â Â Â Â Pratt 8:Â Â Holcomb 4.Â Â Â Â Valley Hts 5.Â Â Â Â Linn 8.Â Â Â Â St. Paul 5Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Lawrence Freestate 5A Boys 10.Â Â Thunder Ridge 1.Â Â Â Â Highland Park Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Desoto 6.Â Â Â Â Moundridge 6Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Wilson 9. Lyons 10 Jefferson West 3.Â Â Â Â St.Johns-Tipton 1.Â Â Â Â Hillsboro 2 – Maize 1. Wamego 3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Olathe East 1Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Blue Valley NW 6. West Elk 1 – Wichita South 3Â Â Â Â Â Â Â B & BÂ -Baileyville 4:Â Â Cimarron 9.Â Â Â Â Pike Valley 10.Â Â Louisburg 9:Â Â Haven Â 6. Andover 2. KC Sumner 2:Â Â Riley Co. 8 – Olathe Northwest 3.Â Â Â Â Stockton 6.Â Â Â Â Hays 7.Â Â Â Â Andover 1:Â Â Hesston 6.Â Â Â Â Hanover 1.Â Â Â Â Centralia Â 1A-Div 2- Girls 2.Â Â Â Â Wallace Co 8Â Â Â Â Â Â Â BV North 4.Â Â Â Â B&B-Baileyville Â 3. Kapaun 5. SM- Miege 9. Coffeyville 4Â Â Â Â Â Â Â BV West 4 Eudora 6A Boys 10Â Â Â Â Natoma 1. Wichita Collegiate 5 Wichita Trinity 5 – Shawnee Mission NW 8.Â Â Â Â Central Christian 5.Â Â Â Â Trinity Academy 1 Scott City 4A D2-Girls 10Â Â Â Â Â Washburn Rural 8 Anderson County 8. ElDorado 2 Andale 3A Boys 6. Salina Sacred Heart 10.Â Â Sylvan-Lucas 3. Silver Lake 4. Humboldt 5. Nemaha Valley-Seneca 3.Â Â Â Â Jeff Co North 5Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Argonia 10.Â Â Central Plains 4A D1-GirlsÂ 1.Â Â Â Â Axtell 8Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fowler 9.Â Â Â Â OP BV Southwest 2. Pitt-St. Mary’s Colgan 7:Â Â Garden Plain 4. Olpe 2.Â Â Â Â Smith Center 7.Â Â Â Â Centre 7. Moundridge 6 Holton 1A-Div 2-Boys 2A Boys 10.Â Â Clearwater 6 – Garden City 3. Paola 10:Â Â Marysville 10. Seaman 7 Clearwater 8. Berean Academy 1A-Div 1-Boys 4.Â Â Â Â Sterling 1Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ingalls 9Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Topeka 9. Republic County 4. McPherson 3 – Olathe South BOYS RANKINGS 4A-Div 1-BoysÂ 10. Southeast of Saline 3:Â Â Sabetha 4.Â Â Â Â Holton 7. Beloit 9.Â Â Â Â South Barber 2.Â Â Â Â Spearville 7. Topeka Hayden
Six “wonderful” volunteers, who inspire others to take up and enjoy golf, were honoured this week when they were named England’s Golf Volunteers of the Year.The 2013 awards, made by the England Golf Partnership (EGP), were presented during a gala dinner at the annual County Golf Development Conference at Loughborough University.The winners were: Charlotte Stanton of Staffordshire and Birmingham University, Bev Dodd of Lancashire, Wendy Wootton of Suffolk, Alan Covey of Sussex, Kevin Whalley of Hertfordshire and Nickie Clarke of Norfolk.They were applauded by a packed conference hall made up of those leading the EGP’s vision to ‘Grow the Game’ through the County Golf Partnership structure.Phil Beard, the EGP’s Volunteer Manager, said: “These volunteers are wonderful people who give up their time to inspire others to take up and enjoy golf. They play a crucial part in growing the game and these awards recognise and underline their importance.”The award winners:Young Volunteer of the YearCharlotte Stanton, Whittington Heath Golf Club, StaffordshireCharlotte, 20, is a five-handicap county player who began volunteering by helping at girls’ beginner classes run by the Staffordshire Golf Partnership. She was soon invited to join the EGP’s National Youth Panel and has been a member for three years, supporting community projects and helping to give young people a voice in the future of golf.She’s in her final year at Birmingham University where she is taking Applied Golf Management Studies and has gained her Level 2 coaching qualification. She’s the university’s volunteer golf activator and has encouraged a massive growth in student participation in the sport, also liaising and working with the Warwickshire Golf Partnership.Charlotte said: “It’s great to be recognised for what I’ve done. I don’t do it for the recognition but it does give you that bit more motivation to carry on.”Volunteer Coach of the YearBev Dodd, Rossendale Golf Club, LancashireBev switched from hockey to golf less than 10 years ago, is passionate about the game and passes on her enthusiasm to children and adults alike. She is the club’s junior development officer and has trained as a Level 1 Coach, supporting PGA professionals Steve Nicholls and Mike Bardi at coaching sessions for the youngsters.Her overall contribution to the junior section is described by her club as “outstanding” and she was instrumental in Rossendale acquiring the Golfmark award in recognition of its junior and beginner-friendly facilities. She’s even persuaded some parents to take up golf!Bev has also organised taster sessions to encourage new golfers and she supports and mentors new lady members.“I was really surprised by the award and feel very proud and honoured to have been selected,” said Bev. “It’s wonderful.”Club Development AwardWendy Wootton of Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, SuffolkWendy is both junior organiser and director of marketing and membership and her club describes her as a ‘champion volunteer’. She is also secretary of the Suffolk Golf Partnership, which develops the game in the county.Wendy’s achievements include setting up the club’s Kingsfleet Juniors to encourage young children and she visits local schools with the club’s PGA professional, Robert Joyce, to introduce youngsters to Tri Golf. She was instrumental in the club receiving the GolfMark High Achiever Award.In her marketing and membership role she sets out to generate more income for the club and has organised open days to attract new members.Wendy said: “The award has really lifted me and, more importantly, it puts the club even more on the map. I’m very proud and really pleased to be part of this club.”County Development AwardAlan Covey of Ifield Golf Club, SussexAlan won the vote of parents and players when the Sussex County Golf Union put him forward for this award. He has just completed seven years as the county boys’ manager and his nomination was accompanied by a string of testimonials.They were summed up with this comment: “Alan is a very worthy nominee – he has influenced the golfing futures of so many boys through his tireless optimism and enthusiasm and by the enormous amount of his own time that he has been prepared to give over the years.”Alan, now the Sussex county captain, commented: “I am only one of many county managers who work tirelessly to try and make our juniors ‘the best they can be’. This award should be for all them and the fantastic committees that make it all happen around the country.”Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Golf – maleKevin Whalley of Mill Green Golf Club, HertfordshireKevin, who has been profoundly deaf since birth, receives this award in recognition of his tremendous contribution to deaf golf, both in England and around the world.He started organised deaf golf in England in the early 1980s and has run more than 100 events over the years. He became a director of the British Deaf Sports Council before becoming closely involved with the English Deaf Golf Association, of which he is currently president and treasurer. Kevin was the secretary and treasurer of World Deaf Golf Federation and organised the first World Deaf Golf Championship in 1995 at the Forest of Arden after seven years’ research to find countries with deaf golfers.He commented: “It’s wonderful to receive this award after 30 years of volunteering and it is particularly special because it is recognition for deaf golf.”Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Golf – femaleNickie Clarke of Royal Norwich Golf Club, NorfolkNickie has volunteered in golf at every level – club, county and country – for over 30 years. She’s been captain at her club, a county team player and Norfolk captain (twice!) and she’s currently county president. She also runs the county ladies’ website.She chaired the former English Ladies’ Golf Association and captained England teams for three years. She’s been jointly responsible for the project to reassess the scratch score of ladies’ courses in England.Nickie also plays a key role in the recruitment of new golfers as a founding member of the Norfolk Golf Partnership, which grows the game in the county.She commented: “I am extremely proud to receive this award and feel very humble to have been chosen when there are so many other volunteers who have done just as much.”The national volunteering programme is delivered via the England Golf Partnership’s ‘Whole Sport Plan’ for golf and is an integral part of the England Golf Partnership’s vision to ‘Grow the Game’.For more on volunteers go to www.golfvolunteers.orgCaption (from left): Wendy Wootton, Alan Covey, Charlotte Stanton, Kevin Whalley, Bev Dodd and Nickie Clarke. 8 Feb 2013 England’s wonderful’ golf volunteers are honoured
SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS SET FOR 52ND ANNUAL HOLY ANGELS BOYS CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME THURSDAY, JAN. 31; PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT HOLY ANGELS ATHLETICS & THE BILL HARTACK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TIP-OFF SET FOR 7:05 P.M. AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA; HALL OF FAME JOCKEYS DESORMEAUX, PINCAY, SMITH, SOLIS & STEVENS ALL AVAILABLE FOR AUTOGRAPH SESSION AT 6:30 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2019)–The 52nd annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played next Thursday, Jan. 31 at La Salle High School in Pasadena. Proceeds from the game will benefit Holy Angels Athletics and the Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation, which contributes to several Thoroughbred racing industry charities and presents the winning rider in each year’s Kentucky Derby with the Hartack Memorial Award. (Named in honor of the late Hall of Fame jockey, William Hartack, who along with Eddie Arcaro, won a record five Kentucky Derbies).With tip-off set for 7:05 p.m., Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will be available at center court for an autograph session beginning at 6:30 p.m.The jockeys’ squad will be under the direction of Tony Vong, who also serves as “Big Money” Mike Smith’s personal trainer and the Holy Angels cagers will be coached by Michael Hernandez and Job Rivera.Tickets are five dollars per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals will receive one free admission ticket to Santa Anita Park.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. and Michillinda Ave. in Pasadena, approximately three miles from Santa Anita. Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia.