Golfing in support of Christian education

The 23rd Annual Golf Classic raised over $64,000 for Variable Tuition

On Monday, September 14, NLA hosted our 23rd Annual Golf Classic at Prestwick Golf Club. 142 golfers came out to support Variable Tuition for students at New Life, raising $64,220 in critical funds. Variable Tuition extends Christian education to families that might otherwise not be able to access it. One in four students each year are able to attend New Life Academy thanks to the commitment from many generous donors in support of Christian education.

Slightly different than years past, with masks on hand and less handshakes and high-fives, this year’s Golf Classic was a success. We loved seeing alumni, parents, and staff (both past and current!) coming to support New Life. “This community never ceases to amaze me,” said Emily Dedo, NLA’s Annual Giving Manager. “I was confident that this year’s event would be uniquely great, but nothing could have prepared me for the gratitude I felt being able to come alongside so many who truly came to impact these student’s lives.”  

The Development Team worked hard to keep everyone safe while also providing a great event and fun experience to everyone who attended. “A very special thank you to the 17 staff members, volunteers, and parents who helped make the event possible,” said Emily. “It was so exciting to also have 7 students welcoming golfers and helping carry bags to golf carts.” 

The Golf Classic was Troy Pearson’s first event at New Life Academy. As the new Development Director, he was encouraged by the community shown during this event and the great attitudes everyone had being able to enjoy the beautiful day while also prioritizing safety. “I was truly amazed at the comradery, enthusiasm and sense of family that I experienced during this year’s NLA Golf Classic,” said Troy. “The turnout was amazing and a testament to the commitment this community has to the Kingdom education that NLA provides. This year’s success is a direct result of a caring community coming together to have fun, fellowship and support NLA’s mission.”