9th Annual Golf Classic for Kids scores a hole in one for local nonprofit
Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch recently announced that it has received a significant donation from a local philanthropic business. Waste Connections, Inc. donated $100,000 to the nonprofit organization with proceeds from the 2017 Golf Classic for Kids held in March.
The annual event – celebrating its ninth year – was held at Golf Trails of the Woodlands, with a Players’ Cocktail Reception the night before and a tournament day that included food, drinks, contests, amazing play, music, the signature Legendary Tequila Party Hole, a raffle, an auction, and an awards celebration.
“This significant donation from Waste Connections is directly funding a portion of our tuition assistance program,” said Sheila Greaver, Inspiration Ranch’s vice president of development & communications. “Their generosity helps us add more students to our program. Around 75 riders per week are registered, and tuition assistance allows as many as possible to benefit from our programs. Our thanks go to Waste Connections CEO Ronald Mittelstaedt.”
Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life for children and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional, and social needs. Inspiration Ranch offers exceptional equine programs in a loving Christian environment. The organization is a United Way agency and partners with several nonprofit organizations.
“Equine therapy has been shown to have significant positive effects on individuals with special needs, and Inspiration Ranch is Montgomery County’s premier facility for providing the horses and services to hundreds of people,” said Greaver.
Inspiration Ranch relies on the generosity of donors such as Waste Connections to fund its programs and resources. To learn how you can assist this nonprofit organization, visit www.inspirationranch.org or call 281-719-9322.
About Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch
Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a Premiere Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). Inspiration Ranch breaks down barriers and celebrates the inclusion of individuals with physical, emotional, and social disabilities. It offers exceptional equine assisted therapy and activities in a loving Christian environment to children and young adults. Therapeutic riding serves people with, but not limited to: Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Downs Syndrome, Hearing and Vision Impairment, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Speech Delay. Classes are led by PATH Intl. Certified Equine Instructors, who collaborate with mental health, learning professionals and community volunteers. The entire equine therapeutic program operates on a 15-acre track of land off Glen Loch Drive just south of The Woodlands in Spring. Inspiration Ranch is one of only 866 accredited riding centers in the United States. Contact Inspiration Ranch at 281-719-9322 or visit www.inspirationranch.org.
About Waste Connections, Inc.
Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal, and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the United States and Canada. Waste Connections serves more than six million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers in 39 states in the U.S., and five provinces in Canada. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit the Waste Connections web site at www.wasteconnections.com.