Los Alamos Golf Course. Courtesy/LAGC
The Los Alamos High School Golf Team (LAJGA) will hold a Club Swap fundraiser 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday June 21, at the new golf course community building, to benefit the Los Alamos Junior Golf Association.
Coach Andy Ainsworth loves his kids, their folks and especially Sheldon and Carrie Apgar who are donating a lot of time to benefit the project. The LAJGA volunteer directors are described as, “Great folks,” by Ainsworth.
“The LAJGA runs on about $5,000 per year,” Ainsworth said. “We have a few different fundraisers throughout the year. Our two major fundraisers are the Club Swap (June 21) and the LAJGA Fundraiser Tournament (Aug. 8 at the Los Alamos Golf Course). We raise funds to support junior golf in Los Alamos.”
Additionally, the funds aid in offsetting the costs for the Los Alamos High School golf teams for both boys and girls. According to Ainsworth, it takes a lot to run a golf program. The coach loves golf and the character it builds in his students in the areas of handling both success and failure while teaching honesty and integrity.
Ainsworth says the kids love the game and their efforts are visible as both the boys’ and girls’ golf teams have won consecutive district championships. Those willing to donate old items that may be just collecting dust can do so until Saturday at the Los Alamos Golf Course Pro Shop. Volunteer parents and students will be pricing items as they arrive for the Sunday sale.
Suggested items include; golf clubs, bags and accessories. All items will be sold at a reasonable price and is a great idea for beginner or intermediate players.
“We genuinely appreciate any donations that can be made,” Ainsworth said. “The sale will take place at the old pro shop structure and all proceeds benefit junior golf in Los Alamos.”