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Optimist Club sets plans for Chicken Club, Golf Tourney

Golf tourney set
The Aldine Optimist Club is busy with plans for the fall, including the Chicken Club program for 4th graders, and the benefit golf tournament.
Chicken Club is a national program to inform young children of the dangers of drugs, and to set an example to avoid them. In the Aldine district, it is sponsored by the Optimist Club, and involves almost 5000 4th graders, from Magrill, Donn, and Bethune elementary schools. Clarence Johnson of Aldine ISD is in charge of the program, which includes a large rally on Oct. 23rd, with speakers and demonstrations. All participating children will receive a yellow tee shirt as evidence of their participation.
To support the program, the Aldine Optimist club raises money, and solicits donations from local businesses. At the luncheon this week, checks totallying $6700 were presented to Johnson by Steve Mead, club president, for the program. These included $4000 from the Optimist club, $1800 from the North Houston Bank, and $900 from Steve Mead.

Mead noted in his presentation that the Aldine program is the largest one in the state of Texas, and has been very successful in attracting students with the “no drugs” message.
Plans were also announced for the golf tournament, proceeds of which are also used to support the Chicken Club and other community activities.
Golf tourney set
The Aldine Optimist Club’s Tee Up for Youth Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Newport Golf Club in Crosby.
The tournament will benefit the Aldine ISD FFA, the C.H.I.C.K.E.N Club, Special Olympics, Aldine Y.O.U.T.H., the Aldine Scholarship Foundation and the Aldine Pathfinder District.
Registration will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The driving range will open at 11 a.m., followed by a putting contest at 11:30 a.m. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at noon, followed by a buffet dinner at 5 p.m. and the awards presentation at 5:30 p.m.
The entry fee is $500 for a foursome or $125 for an individual entry. Banquet tickets for non-players are $25. Corporate foursomes, which includes a Gold Sign on the course, is $700. Gold hole sponsors are $300 and silver hole sponsors are $150. Mulligans (unlimited) can be purchased for $5 each.
The entry fee will cover all golf fees, use of a golf cart, lunch and dinner for each player, on-course beverages and player gifts.
Checks should be made payable to the Aldine Optimist Club and can be mailed to: 23020 Birnam Wood Blvd, Spring, TX 77373.
For more information, or to reserve a spot in the field, call (281) 449-1800.