NB3 golf camp receives much support, 100 attend

By Oree Foster
Special to the Times

GALLUP, July 17, 2014

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(Times photos – Paul Natonabah)

TOP: College student instructors Brandon Sioco, left, and Dylan Bernal demonstrate the proper swing during the Notah Begay III Foundation clinic July 15 at Fox Run Golf Course in Gallup.

BOTTOM: Seven-year-old Royal Baker, with a smirk on his face, swings away during the Notah Begay III Foundation clinic July 16 at Fox Run Golf Course in Gallup.




Young golfers from all walks of life received quality instruction on the game's etiquette and skills, including living a healthy lifestyle during the Notah Begay III Foundation junior golf camp.

The three-day camp, hosted by the Gallup Men's Golf Association, was held for 100 kids, ages 6 to 18, at the Fox Run Golf Course this past week.

Due to the sponsorship of local civic organizations such as Gallup Elks Lodge 1440, Sunrise Kiwanis, Noon Kiwanis and many local individuals and businesses, the camp was free for the junior golfers. Donations amounted to $8,000.

Each registered camper received a lunch, cap, T-shirt and a gift bag.

"It is a great turnout," NB3 Community Relations Director Clint Begay said. "The Gallup Men's Golf Association did a fantastic job of promoting the event. The kids had a great time, learning all phases of the game of golf, including nutrition.

“NB3's mission is to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes,” he said. “Also to promote the leadership development of Native American children through evidence-based sports, health and wellness programs, research and strategic grant making."

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