FOR KICKS FOR KIDS — Paul Phister, right, of the Kicks for Kids Foundation, accepts a recent $300 donation from Stewart’s Shops, presented by Brianna Carman. The foundation, which expressed appreciation for support from local companies like Stewart’s, will host a golf tournament fundraiser on June 17. (Photo submitted)

Golf tournament to benefit Kicks for Kids Foundation

Published May 18, 2017 at 4:00pm

The local Kicks for Kids Foundation will host its seventh annual golf tournament fundraiser on June 17 at 11 a.m. at the Crestwood Golf Club in Marcy, said foundation President Paul Phister.

Anyone who would like to golf or sponsor the event is asked to call Vicki Gillen at (315) 292-3092 or Phister at (315) 225-3276 by June 2.

Kicks for Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to advance character building through karate in the Rome area, including a scholarship program.

Its efforts would not be possible without community involvement, said Phister, and “we are thankful for local companies, like Stewart’s, whose generosity is greatly received.”

Because of the local community’s generosity, added Phister, the Kicks for Kids Foundation has provided over $50,000 in scholarships since 2010.