Rick Wilson’s Golf Charity Event for CHAMPS Middle School Foundation

Rick Wilson of Blake Real Estate sponsored a golf foursome for the CHAMPS Middle School Club Basketball League charity event on April 3, 2015 at Eagles Country Club. The idea for an Independent Middle School Sports League for Hillsborough County, FL supplementing current School District Sports Programs, is the brain-child of the CHAMPS Middle School Foundation that is organized to promote physical activity among students going through the critical years of middle school.
The name CHAMPS derives from the initials of the five values that define our participants: Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, and Positive Students.

How did you become involved with the CHAMPS Middle School Foundation?
I am an avid golfer, playing with the same foursome every weekend.  One of the members of my regular foursome is on the board of directors for the CHAMPS organization and would talk about all the great work they are doing to bring basketball to middle schools that are funding limited.  They  are starting with basketball but have plans to grow their support to other sports which is where additional funding is needed.

Why did you choose a golf charity event?
I enjoy playing golf, most of the time, and have several golf buddies who look for any reason to get out and play a round of golf.  When I heard that the CHAMP Foundation was hosting a charity golf event, I called three of my other golf friends and put together a foursome.  Plus anytime you can put together a sport you like playing along with a great cause it seems to be a “Win-Win”.  Just like when I put together a seller and buyer it is a successful real estate transaction; everyone is a winner.

Did you plan to sponsor future events? And if so, what do you hope to accomplish with each passing year?
Yes.  I will sponsor more CHAMP Charity events to help them accomplish their goal to help as many middle schools in as many sports as possible.  As a society, we need to provide opportunities for kids to get out of the house and off the video games by giving them fun, team building, and physical exercise activities to do.

How can others get involved or donate to the CHAMPS Middle School Foundation?
Whether you are an avid golfer or just like to get out with friends, send me your email address and I will make sure the CHAMPS Foundation gets you added to their mailing list.  To find out more about CHAMPS Foundation go to www.ChampsFoundation.com.



  1. O'Connor Law says:

    Kids need more physical activity these days. Great cause.

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