Community member to golf 100 holes in one day to help build accessibly play space
Springfield, Ore. — Sept.15, 2020 — 100 holes of golf to be played in one day by a single person will help raise funds to build an accessible play space in Springfield.
Matt Huston, a benefits consultant with Hagan Hamilton Insurance Solutions and a longtime supporter of The Arc Lane County, is spearheading the Great Golf Race on Sept. 20, when he will swing his golf club into action to help build the Arc Park, a fully accessibly play space currently under construction in Springfield.
The Arc Park will be a welcoming and inclusive play space that will provide children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families a fun and safe place to play alongside typically developing peers in a safe environment. The park will be a destination play space for children and youth throughout Oregon to enjoy.
“Matt has been a generous supporter of The Arc Lane County,” says Executive Director Pam Ring. “We are incredibly grateful for his numerous and generous gifts to our organization.”
Huston is dedicated to helping build the Arc Park so all children have an opportunity to reap the benefits of play.
“The Arc Park is going to level the playing field, so children with disabilities are right in the mix, rather than sitting on the sidelines watching,” says Huston. “All children benefit from play, and I am 100 percent committed to seeing the Arc Park built for the entire community to enjoy.”
When Huston took the initiative to organize the fundraiser, he set a goal of raising $7,500 for the park. To date, he has exceeded this goal, and is now hoping to raise $10K for the continued building of the Arc Park.
All donations to Huston’s fundraiser are tax deductible and may be made on Huston’s Great Golf Race secure website at https://www.classy.org/campaign/matts-great-golf-race-for-the-arc-park/c347661.
The Arc Lane County, a grassroots nonprofit, provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families living in Lane County. The Arc envisions a world in which all persons have the support they need for personal development, independence, and interdependence with family and friends, and inclusion in the community. The Arc is currently spearheading a capital campaign to build a $2.5 million accessible and inclusive play space, called the Arc Park. Learn more about The Arc Lane County at www.arclane.org, and the Arc Park at www.arclane.org/arcpark.