Specialized Golf Course Created for Disabled Youth

by Courtney Wheaton on December 20, 2013 at 5:52 am

The Fieldhouse Foundation in partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement and the Mid East Career and Technology Center are providing a new activity for disabled children in our area.

For more than a year the three organizations worked together to create a nine hole golf course on the second floor of The Fieldhouse. Lowe’s along with other sponsors donated the materials while Mid East students provided the labor.

"We promote that in our program," said carpentry instructor, Robby Robinson. My students try to help disabled students. If anybody has a problem, we try to help them out so it made my students feel great about what the program was accomplishing. "

The new course features wheel chair accessible lanes and the field house is working to put in a lift machine to get children up to the 2nd floor.

"When we get our elevators and ramps up here to lift the child to the 2nd level the profile will allow them to either get out of a chair into a walker and put from that area and utilize the course." said Field House CEO, Mick Amicone.

The course will open to families starting on January 2nd and all of the proceeds will go back into the Fieldhouse Foundation to provide access to these activities free of charge to disabled youth. The price of admission is $2.50 for a half day and $5 for a full day of putting. The course will open to disabled children ages three to 21 as soon as it is safe and accessible.