In keeping with its vision to help underserved local kids thrive, Watermark for Kids awarded Max Magga of Laguna Beach (pictured) a week of golf lessons at Ben Brown’s Golf Camp at the Ranch in Laguna Beach earlier this summer, 2014. The award also included a small allowance to help outfit Max for camp and the approaching school year.
The nine-year-old enjoyed learning the game of golf with a small group of four other kids, according to Heather Oldfield, Community Life Director for The Fountains at Sea Bluffs in Dana Point and Watermark for Kids’ Orange County liaison. In addition to having fun meeting new friends and perfecting his swing, Max remarked that seeing a family of deer wandering through the canyon on the nine-hole golf course was an exciting experience.
“Raising kids is expensive and it’s hard for many parents to provide the extra little things much less the basics, so it’s really gratifying to be able to give a helping hand to wonderful young people like Max,” said Oldfield. “It doesn’t take much to give them an experience that makes a difference and leaves a lasting impression. Someday, we know that all of our Watermark Kids will be in the position to pay forward the kindness they’ve been shown.”
Watermark for Kids is a non-profit organization that has helped hundreds of deserving kids pursue their passions. It is the brainchild of Watermark Retirement Communities, which manages The Fountains at Sea Bluffs in Dana Point. Locally raised funds in 38 markets coast to coast have been awarded to kids in those markets in the form of sports fees, art classes, ballet shoes, computer equipment, adaptive devices, riding lessons, musical instruments, dance lessons, cooking classes, camps and trips to perform or compete, to name a few.
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