Kids Classic Golf Tournament raises record-breaking amount for the Meyer Center

May 22, 2024

The Meyer Center for Special Children announced that the Kids Classic Clarence Edwards Golf Tournament raised $809,006 for the nonprofit specializing in early education and intensive therapy services to empower children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential. This is a record-breaking amount that surpassed the committee’s 2024 goals.

Participants in the Kids Classic played 27 holes of golf consisting of Better Ball, Captain’s Choice, and Modified-Alternate Shot at one of six premium courses, as well as enjoyed lunch on the course and a post tournament awards ceremony and dinner at Greenville Country Club. Locations included the Cliffs at Keowee Falls, Cliffs Valley, Green Valley Country Club, Greenville Country Club Riverside, Smithfield’s Country Club, and the Walker Course at Clemson University.

Sponsors included:
Title Sponsor: Mike Kaplan, Green Valley Country Club
Lead Sponsor: Tommy & Toni Jenkins, Greenville Maintenance Services
Presenting Sponsor: Tommy & Shounda Foster
Course Sponsors: Lexus of Greenville and Billy Clinkscales

The next Kids Classic Golf Tournament will take place on May 6, 2025. Funds raised from the annual tournament go towards continuing the vision of Dr. Meyer and supporting the nonprofit’s mission of providing education and intensive therapy services to empower children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential.


About the Meyer Center for Special Children

Seventy years ago, Dr. Leslie Meyer founded the Meyer Center with a belief that every child, regardless of disabilities, could benefit from quality education and therapy services. Dr. Meyer’s vision carries through today, where students receive life-changing treatment through a curriculum focusing on social and emotional learning, daily living skills, music, dance, movement, group exercise and field trips – improving their quality of life, and their families’ quality of life. A South Carolina Public Charter School for students ages three and up, the Meyer Center is the only place in Upstate SC where young children with disabilities can receive all their special education and intensive therapies under one roof, allowing parents the flexibility to work or care for other family members. A place where children often make their first friends, learn to feed themselves and tie their own shoes, the Meyer Center celebrates the impact – both measurable and immeasurable – of 70 years of service to our state’s children with disabilities.