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Golfing for a Cause

This past June, the Valley of Savannah Scottish Rite Masons hosted a golf tournament to benefit the RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus. The tournament was held at Bacon Park Golf Course in Savannah, Georgia.

RiteCare Centers were established in 1950 in Colorado as a philanthropic project of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Supreme Council Southern Jurisdiction to help children with speech and language disorders. The RiteCare Center on the Armstrong Campus is one of approximately 180 centers throughout the United States that is supported by the Scottish Rite and is a functioning outpatient speech-language pathology clinic, serving individuals from Savannah, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. The clinic also serves as a training facility for graduate students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program on the Armstrong Campus.

Working together, the Scottish Rite Masons and graduate communication sciences and disorders students from Georgia Southern registered 40 players in the golf tournament. Graduate students also assisted Scottish Rite Masonic staff with mulligan sales, 50/50 raffle sales and presenting awards after the tournament.

Maya Clark, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, program director of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program and interim department chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, was also in attendance and thanked the golfers for their participation in the event.

The golf tournament will be held annually by the Scottish Rite Masons and is the largest fundraiser of the year for the clinic. With the registration of 40 players and 47 hole sponsorships, the tournament grossed $8,688.00 for the day. Profits from the tournament are added to a lump sum donation, which is given to the RiteCare Center each year in December.

Future fundraising events held by the Valley of Savannah Scottish Rite to benefit the RiteCare Center on Armstrong Campus include a Walk for RiteCare. The event will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Lake Mayer Park in Savannah, Georgia. Contact the Scottish Rite office at to request a registration form. In addition, the Scottish Rite Orient of Georgia is hosting their annual $10,000 Raffle. Tickets for this event can be purchased by emailing


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