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Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind is hosting a golf tournament on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle. Event highlights: • Premier golfing opportunity at the beautiful Country Club of Arkansas course • Delicious catered lunch • Contests with prizes for hole in one, closest to the hole, longest drive and putting accuracy. • Gifts, snacks and drinks. As it is the mission of the Lighthouse to employ those who are blind and visually impaired, the need for equipment and technology for production is increasing. We look for your support at this fun event as we work to add jobs and economic growth in central Arkansas.

On the Links for the Lighthouse

Arkanasas Lighthouse for the Blind

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM (CDT)

On the Links for the Lighthouse

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Tee Box & Hole Sponsor Ended $200.00 $5.99

Event Details

On the Links for the Lighthouse

 

Dear Friend of the Lighthouse,

 

On behalf of the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind, I would like to thank you for your consideration to support the 4th Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind Golf Classic. On the Links for the Lighthouse will be held May 7, 2015 at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle, AR. By supporting this year’s event, you will help multiple individuals who are visually impaired throughout Central Arkansas to acquire or maintain meaningful employment.

We would like to invite you to participate as a corporate sponsor, team sponsor, hole sponsor, individual player, or individual donor.

With your help, Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind will continue its mission of providing employment for people who are blind or visually impaired and improving their quality of life and independence. Your sponsorship will also allow the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind to add much needed equipment to the paper department and expand our capabilities in developing new products and services in the commercial market.

Please contact Bethany Howell, Tournament Director, at (571)358-5165 should you have any questions or need additional information. You may visit us online at www.arkansaslighthouse.org and click on “events”.

Please mark your calendar for Monday afternoon, May 7, 2015, and join us at the Country Club of Arkansas for this fun and worthwhile event!

 

Event Overview
 

            Event Time & Date                                        Monday, May 7, 2015

                                                                                    11:30 a.m. Registration & Lunch

                                                                                    1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

                                                                                    *Awards immediately following tournament

            Tournament Format:                                 Four-person scramble

            Tournament Registration:                        $135 Individual

                                                                                    $500 Team

 

 

Event Highlights

 

  • Premier golfing opportunity at the beautiful Country Club of Arkansas
  • Delicious catered lunch
  • Contests with prizes for hole in one, closest to the hole, longest drive, and putting in the dark accuracy
  • Gifts, snacks, and drinks

 

 

On the Links for the Lighthouse

 


SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

GOLD SPONSOR - $1,500                                                                                                    

  • Eight tournament playing spots (2 complimentary teams)
  • Gift bags and lunch
  • Two on-course tee signs
  • Name recognition on sign at the registration area
  • Company name with logo and a hyperlink on ALB website
  • Recognition with logo in the ALB newsletter and during the awards presentation
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials on registration table

 

SILVER SPONSOR - $1,000                                                                                                           

  • Four       tournament playing spots (1 complimentary team)
  • Gift bags and lunch
  • One on-course tee sign
  • Name recognition on sign at the registration area
  • Company name with your logo and a hyperlink on ALB website
  • Recognition with logo in the ALB newsletter and during the awards presentation

 

BRONZE SPONSOR - $750                                                                                                   

  • Four tournament playing spots (1 complimentary team)
  • Gift bags and lunch
  • One on-course tee sign
  • Name recognition on sign at the registration area

 

PUTTING IN THE DARK SPONSOR - $1000                                                                     

  • Company sign placed at the putting green
  • Company name with a hyperlink on ALB website
  • Recognition in the ALB newsletter and during awards presentation

 

AWARDS SPONSOR - $1000                                                                                             

  • Company sign placed at the awards table
  • Company name with a hyperlink on ALB website
  • Recognition in the ALB newsletter and during the awards presentation

 

TEE BOX/HOLE SPONSOR - $200                                                                                     

  • Sign placed at a tee box or green
  • Company name on ALB website
  • Recognition in the ALB newsletter and during the awards presentation

 

 

Have questions about On the Links for the Lighthouse? Contact Arkanasas Lighthouse for the Blind

When & Where


Country Club of Arkansas
3 Country Club Circle
Maumelle, AR 72113

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM (CDT)


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Arkanasas Lighthouse for the Blind

HISTORY OF THE LIGHTHOUSE

 

Helen Keller

Interstate 40 serves as a direct line between Winston-Salem, NC, Asheville, NC and Little Rock, AR, connecting the three primary facilities of Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind. While a road may align them physically, the shared mission of providing employment, training and services to people who are blind or visually impaired is a much stronger connection. This mission drives the day-to-day operations and delivers empowerment to all who desire a more independent lifestyle.

ALB History photo

Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind began as the dream of blind Methodist minister Rev. Jeff Smith. In 1940, with the help of a few friends and a $100 donation, a small workshop was established behind the Arkansas School for the Blind. Through Rev. Smith’s vision, a shop was opened on the east side of Little Rock with an expansion in services to blind citizens through employment. Helen Keller dedicated this Ninth Street workshop on a trip to Little Rock in 1945. On June 6, 1965 a groundbreaking for a new plant began a campaign that resulted in more than 50,000 contributions from Arkansans. It took 16 months to raise money to complete the building at 69th and Murray Streets which was dedicated in March of 1966. This building remains the location of the Lighthouse in Little Rock, Arkansas. In the 60s Arkansas Lighthouse began manufacturing products for the United States government.  Detonators made at the plant were shipped to Vietnam in 1966.  Then in 1976 the Lighthouse began making notebooks and military belts.  As a part of National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the Lighthouse continues to acknowledge Department of Defense contracts as the backbone of its client base.

ALB History photo

About the same time, just under 800 short miles away in northwest Winston-Salem, North Carolina began a thriving enterprise focused on employment, training and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind started in 1936 as a two-room shop in downtown Winston-Salem, with only six blind workers, in an effort to provide employment opportunities to persons who were blind or visually impaired. The Lions Club opened this small operation on Fifth Street with the intention of having a modest but immediate impact on the community. Little could they know what an extraordinary story they were beginning. As these first workers came together to manufacture mattresses, brooms, and caned chairs—grateful for real jobs at a time when visual impairment almost assured unemployment—they had no idea they were forging the way for an organization destined to improve the lives of hundreds of individuals and families across North Carolina.

ALB Aerial Photo

Along with Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind and Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind stands Asheville Industries for the Blind. In 1991, Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind management was looking for new products to diversity and to create employment in the western Carolina region. The Asheville facility was in need of a strong partner with broader resources which Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind could offer. The merger gave Winston-Salem IFB a boost in its workforce and a way to maximum efficiencies to better serve customers. Today, the Asheville facility operates like a smaller version of the Winston-Salem plant, with several business lines creating jobs for blind employees and bringing work back to America. Asheville employees specialize in digital cutting, heavy-duty stapler assembly, military poncho liners and the fulfillment of the Impulse Marketing Program, a center that keeps military supermarkets worldwide stocked with items that people buy “on impulse.” 

The commitment of Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind to serving people who are blind or visually impaired beyond employment is very strong. The Winston-Salem location, along with the Asheville location, offer services to the community through local Community Low Vision Centers. An additional center is located in Chapel Hill in central North Carolina and a mobile low vision unit serves all of North Carolina. Low vision services are sustained by the A Brighter Path Foundation, the supporting entity of Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind. The foundation also supports programs such as the Student Enrichment Experience (SEE) and Sensitivity to Blindness Training.  

 75 years later, these organizations remain a beacon of light for the nation and as a whole, serve as the largest employer of individuals who are blind or visually impaired in the United States of America. We believe that all persons who are blind or visually impaired have the right to succeed in every area of life and it is our mission to put this mantra at the forefront of all that we do.

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