John Nichols Memorial Golf Tournament draws record participation

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There is nothing better to me than a successful event that makes a huge difference in somebody’s life.

On Sept. 27, the Neuro Fitness Foundation held its third Annual John Nichols Memorial Golf Tournament at the Bear Creek Golf Club that benefited the Neuro Fitness Gym. Named for the late founder, proceeds from this event help make a difference in the lives of those who face great physical challenges every day, as well as their families.

Individuals in our community who are quadriplegics, paraplegics, stroke victims or amputees, as well as people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or Guillain–Barré syndrome, can go to the Neuro Fitness Gym after their insurance runs out.

Former MLB players Ray Burris, Wayne Tyrone and Benji Gil showed up to lend their help in this cause and to play some golf.

“More people signed up and played golf for the Neuro Fitness Foundation supporting the NeuroFit Gym than ever before,” said Ellie Bomar, a foundation member.

Plus, the community really stepped up to help out this organization. Jeff Isler of Jeff Isler Golf was a major prize contributor, along with former Dallas Cowboys player Russell Maryland and artist Roma Misra, who donated a gorgeous abstract postmodern acrylic and mixed-media piece.

Miss Bomar also had another reason to beam with pride. Her son, Luke Bomar, won the Closest To The Pin contest. Even more amazing is that this 17-year-old Southlake High School senior has only been playing golf for a year and a half.

Prestigious award

Speaking of amazing students: I can tell you that Ricardo and Angela Arce of Keller are sporting smiles on their faces today.

Their daughter, Adrianna Arce, a senior at Colleyville Covenant Christian Academy, was recently recognized as a 2013-2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) Scholar. Arce is one of 5,300 students chosen out of 259,000 applicants to receive this prestigious award, which is given to Hispanic students who have high scores on the PSAT exam as well as a high GPA. Congratulations to you Miss Arce.

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