Vermont First Tee Grants 37 Additional Vermont Elementary Schools

first_img(Rutland, Vermont, 8 January 2009) The First Tee National School Program and the Vermont Golf Association, Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund, Vermont Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, Vermont Golf Industry Committee, Vermont Professional Golfers Association, Vermont Senior Golf Association, and the Vermont State Women’s Golf Association, have today announced that 37 additional local elementary school physical education programs will participate in the 2009 The First Tee National School Program. The 37 new schools join the 15 schools that entered into the program in 2008.2009 schools: Allen Brook School (Williston), Beeman Elementary (New Haven), Bradford Elementary & Graded School (Bradford), Bridgewater Village (Bridgewater), Champlain Elementary (Burlington), Clarendon Elementary (North Clarendon), Dover Elementary School (Dover), Dummerston School (East Dummerston), Elm Hill Elementary (North Springfield), Georgia Middle School (St. Albans), Grafton Elementary School (Grafton), J.J. Flynn Elementary (Burlington), Kurn Hattin Homes (Westminster), Lothrop Elementary School (Pittsford), Manchester Elementary (Manchester Center), Mettawee Community School (West Pawlet), Mt. Holly School (Mt. Holly), Newbury Elementary School (Newbury), Northfield Elementary (Northfield), Oak Grove School (Brattleboro), Orange Center School (East Barre), Orchard Elementary School (South Burlington), Plymouth Elementary (Plymouth), Rochester School (Rochester), Rumney Elementary School (Middlesex), Stockbridge Elementary School (Stockbridge), Warren Elementary School (Warren), and Williston Central (Williston).2008 schools: Barnard Elementary School, Bristol Elementary School, Cavendish Town Elementary School, Chester-Andover Elementary School, East Montpelier Elementary School, Ludlow Elementary School, Lyndon Town School, Milton Elementary School, Mountain View Community School (Rutland), Pomfret Elementary School, Proctor Elementary School, Reading Elementary School, Rutland Town School, Sherburne Elementary School, and State Street School (Windsor).The National School Program curriculum is based on national physical education standards (www.aahperd.com(link is external)), and utilizes equipment that is designed to be developmentally appropriate, safe and fun for children and beginners. The statewide Vermont golf collaborative partners, corporate sponsors, and individual donors are funding up to 75% of the cost to the schools.The golf community and physical education teachers know it is important for kids to learn activities that provide lifetime benefits while integrating strong character values. The National School Program emphasizes The First Tee Nine Core Values: honesty, integrity, respect, confidence, responsibility, courtesy, sportsmanship, perseverance and judgment.Community support is integral to this program and the statewide golf associations and Vermont PGA teaching professionals will provide the school with information on a variety of instructional and play opportunities for interested students and families. Parents may also check the junior golf Web site: www.juniorlinks.com(link is external) or www.thefirsttee.org(link is external) for more information.”The National School Program is structured to present a quality, school golf curriculum that develops competency, understanding and progression through movement and physical skills,” said Benna Cawthorn, Director of The First Tee National School Program. “Through this program, children as young as five will be exposed to the motor patterns associated with golf, along with the inherent values of the game.”Richard H. Mihlrad, President of the Vermont Golf Association said, “The statewide associations for golf in Vermont are excited to expand The First Tee National School Program into the elementary schools throughout the state. We know the results of our efforts will reap great benefits to the children of Vermont.”About The First TeeThe First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org(link is external)) is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in St. Augustine, FL at World Golf Village, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to over 1.5 million participants and students in 48 states and four international locations – Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Singapore. Former President George Bush serves as honorary chairman.For more information, contact Richard H. Mihlrad, President, Vermont Golf Association, by phone (802) 645-1907 or e-mail ([email protected](link sends e-mail)).Vermont Golf AssociationPost Office Box 1612, Station ARutland, Vermont 05701(800) 924-0418 ▪ (802) 773-7180www.vtga.org(link is external) ▪ [email protected](link sends e-mail)last_img read more

Dinos Stranomitis: Altenar’s successful start-up checklist

first_img Submit Share StumbleUpon Altenar increases global scale with new sports betting platform May 14, 2020 Share Related Articles Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 As a gambling industry journalist, we are pitched so many innovative new ideas and accompanying business plans as companies target start-up success in the sector.According to Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis it is the fragmentation of the gambling market due to legal restrictions, as well as the successful birth of so many specialist turnkey providers, which has created such an appetite for new entrepreneurs to get involved.However, he admitted that just 10% of start ups will survive, while only 1% will grow to achieve success in the industry. Success, said Stranomitis, is not just a technical exercise, but also takes proper planning and the right “feeling or the instinct of the decision maker”.With that in mind, here is his checklist for start-up success:The MarketWith the latest legal restrictions, you have to know which market is for you and your licence. You should know your field, and be prepared to walk through tough and unfair competition. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, you should know your market pricing and be ready to fight to gain advantage against your competitors. A key consideration is “how much will you pay to get your customers to register with you?” And if this is not cheaper or at least the same as your competition, you will lose the battle sooner or later. In other words, you need to identify the tank you get your customers from.The Software Break it down into three elements:The software related to your market, which basically is the Player Account Management (PAM) system. It provides key functions such as wallet and financial transactions, as well as integration with products and other providers including payments. It’s hard to find a PAM that is a good fit for all markets, simply due to the legal restrictions and customisation necessary to work in specific regions. It would make much more sense to build this element in-house if your budget allows.Products such as sportsbook, casino, poker, racing, etc. Practically all you need to do is to outsource those with the main concern to have same or better available functionality with your competitors in line with your budget. For sure, it does not make much sense to build all these products in-house. For anyone claiming otherwise, why does bet365 not build casino games in-house? I would dare to claim that everyone would outsource their sportsbook if they could find a better one at a better price from the cost to build it in-house.Front end tools like CMS, CRM, payment gateway etc. All those elements with a smaller but important scope that can give you a great advantage in the market, if you choose them properly and in line with your budget.The OperationsIt is probably the key area of your business plan. It is mandatory to outsource part of your operations in order to stay in line with your budget. Yet if you find yourself more comfortable delivering part of the operations in-house, then just do it.From a reasonable approach, it makes much more sense to ensure in-house management of the players in terms of marketing acquisition and retention, plus customer service. The more you grow, the more operations should move in-house to optimise costs. The road to success is from outsourcing to in-house management, with exceptions if the outsourcing remains at better value for your company.The CommitmentMake sure you are committed to the plan. If you have no other choice than to succeed, then you will succeed. Simply because you will make all the necessary adjustments to the plan to make it work. There is no single “perfect plan”, but there are “great adjustments” that will drive you to become part of this 1% club of success stories.Here at Altenar, we are happy to discuss your entire plan before we become a part of your success. Potentially, it will not be just a technical discussion between a technological provider and an operator, but we may find the “great adjustment” to your “perfect plan”. Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020last_img read more