PLAID ABOUT READING PROGRAM PRESENTED BY FUTURE SCHOLAR AWARDS STUDENTS WITH CHANCE TO PUTT WITH PGA TOUR PROS AT COCA-COLA YOUTH DAY
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.— The results are in for the ninth annual Plaid About Reading program presented by Future Scholar. Students from 26 schools in grades K-5 across the Low Country read more than 1 million pages in the two-week program and earned a chance to win tickets, money for their school and putt with PGA TOUR pros at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing Golf Tournament at Coca-Cola Youth Day on Tuesday, April 16.
Okatie Elementary School is the overall winner by reading the most pages and will receive $500. The classes that read the most pages win $150, and students from the winning classes win two tickets each to attend the tournament and participate in Coca-Cola Youth Day festivities:
2-3 p.m. Plaid About Reading Meet and Greet with winners and PGA TOUR pro golfers at the Calibogue Club
3-4 p.m. Putting contest on the green behind the Clubhouse with students and PGA TOUR pro golfers
4:30-6 p.m. Family movie on Heritage Lawn “Finding Nemo”
“This was a banner year for the Plaid About Reading program,” said Steve Wilmot, tournament director of South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event. “New this year, we expanded the Plaid About Reading program presented by Future Scholar to Charleston and hit a record number of entries since the program’s inception. It’s a great way for us to reach more of our youngest fans, engage partners across the state, and invite families to experience a special day with their children during tournament week.”
The participating schools include: Beaufort Elementary School, Berkeley Intermediate, School, Bluffton Elementary School, Bowen’s Corner Elementary, Buist Academy for Advanced Studies, Cainhoy Elementary, Charles Pinckney Elementary, Coosa Elementary School, Cross Schools, H.E. Bonner Elementary, Hilton Head Island Elementary School, Hilton Head Preparatory School, Hilton Head School for the Creative Arts, Hilton Head Christian Academy, Jane Edwards Elementary School, Laurel Hill Primary School, M.C. Riley Elementary School, Newington Elementary School, Okatie Elementary School, Pritchardville Elementary School, Red Cedar Elementary School, St. Francis Catholic School, St. Stephen Elementary, Howe Hall Arts Infused Magnet School, Fox Bank Elementary, School and Whittaker Elementary School.
“We enjoy supporting the Plaid About Reading Program and sharing valuable information with these students’ families about saving for their children’s future education,” said South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis, whose office is responsible for administering the Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan. “A love for reading is an important life skill, and we congratulate all the students who helped reach the one-million pages record.”
For more information on the RBC Heritage PGA TOUR golf tournament, visit rbcheritage.com.
About the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing
The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is the only PGA TOUR event in South Carolina. Played over the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island since 1969, the event is celebrating its 51st year April 15-21, 2019. The Heritage Classic Foundation, general tournament sponsor, distributes the proceeds from the tournament to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Since it was founded as a 501 (c)(3) in 1987, the Foundation has donated $41 million to people in need. For information on how to "Get Your Plaid On!” call 843.671.2448, visit www.rbcheritage.com or Facebook (RBC Heritage) and Twitter (@RBC_Heritage).
About Future Scholar Future Scholar, South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Plan, is administered through the State Treasurer’s Office. For more information, visit FutureScholar.com or follow @SCStateTreasurer on Facebook. No state funds are used to market Future Scholar or the Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program.