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Get ready for the 4th annual Isabel Serrazina T/R/S! Golf Tournament

Get ready for the 4th annual Isabel Serrazina T/R/S! Golf Tournament

It’s that time of year again – the 4th annual Isabel Serrazina Talk/Read/Succeed! Golf Tournament is coming right up.

The tournament will be held on Monday July 18 at the Country Club of Wilbraham at 859 Stony Hill Road, starting with an 11:30 a.m. registration and lunch, followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

After golf will be a 5 p.m. cash bar with hors d’oeuvres and a 6 p.m. dinner. There will also be a raffle.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to Springfield Housing Associates, Inc., the non-profit arm of the Springfield Housing Authority that supports T/R/S!, a family-based literacy program now running at two family developments and their two feeder elementary schools.

The Hernandez family of Sullivan Apartments has taken full advantage of Talk/Read/Succeed! programs.

The Hernandez family of Sullivan Apartments has taken full advantage of Talk/Read/Succeed! programs.

The program, in its sixth year, has shown to improve family involvement in both schools and literacy events, and to boost reading scores among young children, especially those who have attended the T/R/S!-sponsored summer learning programs.

SHA Executive Director William H. Abrashkin said the tournament is an occasion to have fun, play golf, and support an important program that is ultimately aimed at fostering success and financial independence for participants.

“Talk/Read/Succeed! is a program that focuses on family involvement in the literacy of children, reading and academic success in school, and in the long run, success and freedom from financial dependence,” Abrashkin said. “It’s all about making families succeed and be independent.”

T/R/S! Outreach Coordinator Lynne Cimino, Sullivan resident Yomary Smith and Boland Elementary School Principal Lisa Bakowski.

T/R/S! Outreach Coordinator Lynne Cimino, Sullivan resident Yomary Smith and Boland Elementary School Principal Lisa Bakowski.

The program is a collaboration of several area agencies, most notably the SHA, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, the Springfield School Department, the Springfield Education Association, the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Behavioral Health Network.

Golf tournament funding helps to pay for books, supplies and educational programming and field trips.

This year’s tournament features Jacob Wycoff, meteorologist at Western Mass News, as master of ceremonies.

To register for the tournament or the dinner, or both, please contact Kathy Hardy at [email protected], or call her at 413-785-4508.

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