LWCC-Kids’ Chance invitational golf tournament raises more than $35,000
POSTED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 4:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — The annual LWCC-Kids’ Chance Invitational Golf Tournament raised more than $35,000 this year for the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Fund. The fund provides scholarships for dependent children of workers who have been killed or permanently and totally disabled in a work-related accident.
LWCC presented a $35,000 check to the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Kids’ Chance scholarship program during a September 23 awards ceremony immediately following the tournament, held at the Country Club of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. Kids’ Chance Committee Co-Chairman Sherry Watters accepted the check on behalf of the charity from LWCC Senior Vice President and Chief Claims & Information Officer Paul Buffone.
“LWCC is honored to help provide financial assistance for these deserving young students,” said LWCC President and Chief Executive Officer Kristin Wall. “The Kids’ Chance scholarships pay for school tuition, books, fees and general living expenses.”
During the ten years it has been held, the tournament has raised more than $340,000 for the Kids’ Chance program. The program is administered by LBF and is governed by a committee representing a cross section of the legal and workers’ compensation communities, including LWCC. The first Kids’ Chance program was founded in 1988 by the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar Association. Today there are programs in 22 states.
Kids’ Chance scholarships are available to Louisiana residents from ages 16 to 25 who demonstrate financial need and meet other qualifications. Any accredited Louisiana university; community, technical or vocational college; or state-approved proprietary school qualifies.