The 7th Annual “Shoot for the Stars” Golf Tournament is slated for Friday, Nov. 14, at Deercreek Country Club in Jacksonville.
The annual golf tournament benefits Morning Star School, the Diocese of St. Augustine’s only dedicated Catholic special needs school for students aged 5 through 14.
There are several sponsorship and participation levels for the 18-hole tournament, which begins at the Driving Range at 7 a.m., and a Shotgun Start—Scramble Format at 8 a.m., followed by a tournament lunch with a raffle and an awards presentation. Also, a lunch only option is available for those who can’t play in the tournament.
Established in 1956, Morning Star School first opened in the Riverside area of Jacksonville, as a school that provided a Catholic education to children who were physically handicapped. At the time, the school operated as an agency of Catholic Charities and was staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine.
As the student population grew, it was evident the Riverside facilities was too small, and the school moved to its present location in Arlington in 1968.
Enrollment continued to increase throughout the years, and in the early 1980s, it was determined that there was a need for the school to expand their curriculum and provide an appropriate educational environment for children with not only physical handicaps, but those with specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, and mild emotional handicaps as well.
For more information on Morning Star School or to register online for the tournament, visit, www.morningstar-jax.org or Development Director Kristoffer Francisco, (904) 722-8529.