SUNCOR GOLF AND GOMPERS HABILITATION CENTER TEAM UP
TO EMPLOY DISABLED ADULTS AT PHOENIX-AREA GOLF COURSES

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – SunCor Golf and Gompers Habilitation Center are working together on a pilot project that will provide employment opportunities for adults with disabilities at four Phoenix-area golf courses operated by SunCor Golf. Through this first-of-its-kind project, disabled adults will work with golf course grounds crews to replace divots, repair ball-marks on greens, plant grass seed and help with general course maintenance. Sanctuary Golf Course at Westworld in Scottsdale is the first SunCor Golf course to take part in the project – the course currently employs three individuals from the Gompers program.

“This is really a win-win situation,” said Tom Patrick, Executive Vice President of SunCor Golf. “Disabilities do not stop the work staff from Gompers from being conscientious workers who do a great job. Their assistance will help us maintain our courses at an even higher level, and we look forward to the possible expansion of this program in the weeks and months ahead.” 

Gompers Center has been devoted to serving adults and children with disabilities in the Arizona community since 1947. A non-profit organization, Gompers has provided professionally organized and implemented programs of special education, day training for adults, aquatic and rehabilitative therapy, a brand new dental clinic, vocational training, employment placement, and community education to thousands of adults and children with disabilities and their families for nearly 60 years. The majority of individuals who attend Gompers Center were born with multiple disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Seizure Disorder, Mental Retardation and Down Syndrome; conditions that are classified as Developmental Disabilities. Gompers serves over 270 adults and children.

            SunCor Golf is a Tempe-based golf and resort management company whose golf properties include SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz., Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz., Sedona Golf Resort in Sedona, Ariz., Sanctuary Golf Course at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz., Coral Canyon Golf Club in Washington, Utah; Club West in Phoenix, Ariz.; and StoneRidge Golf Course in Prescott Valley, Ariz.  For more information on SunCor Golf visit www.suncorgolf.com.

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