Summer events sustain speech and language services for children
Posted: Wed, May 18, 2016
The Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha will be holding two events this summer to support the RiteCare Speech and Language Clinic at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
The RiteCare Classic Golf Outing and Benefit will be held on June 24 at the Shoreline Golf Club, 210 Locust St., Carter Lake, Iowa.
The 8th Annual WalkRite for RiteCare will be held on June 26 at Lake Zorinsky.
“Scottish Rite Masons long ago recognized the benefit of early intervention for children with speech and language difficulties,” said Micah Evans, a spokesman for Scottish Rite. “Supporting tomorrow’s leaders through speech therapy has been the principal philanthropy of Nebraska’s Scottish Rite Freemasons for more than 40 years, and each dollar we spend today saves a minimum of $7 later in remedial education or social services.
“Children who receive evaluation and therapy go on to lead healthy childhoods as lifelong learners,” he said.
Golf outing event
Registration will open for the RiteCare Classic at 11 a.m. June 24, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The event features 18 holes of golf, a barbecue dinner, RiteCare Classic golf shirts, contests, raffles, prizes and more. Registration is $100 per player or $400 per foursome. With $25 dinner-only tickets available. There also are hole sponsorships open for $200. To register, email micah@SRNE.org, or call 402-342-1300 with your registration information.
Registration for WalkRite for RiteCare will begin at 9:30 a.m. June 26, with the walk beginning at 10:30 a.m. Each participant will determine his or her own walking distance. The walk will begin at the Lake Zorinsky Picnic Area No. 5, accessible from 156th Street south of F Street. (Watch for signs.) The walk concludes at noon, with a picnic lunch following the walk.
There is no cost for joining the walk, but each participant is encouraged to raise $100. Fundraising incentives include a t-shirt (for $100 raised), a t-shirt and bottle (for $250) or a t-shirt, bottle and tote bag (for $500). You can register using this form by mail, or by calling 402-342-1300. You also can donate, join a team or form your own team online at ritecareNE.org/Omaha.
History of support
The Scottish Rite Foundation of Omaha provides generous support for speech language and hearing programs across the University of Nebraska. In addition to support for Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC, which provides services and support for people with intellectual, development or genetic disorders, Scottish Rite has also provided donations to aid the Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; communication disorders programs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney; and scholarship support for students studying speech at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.