PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Special Olympics has been a gateway to hope, learning, empowerment and acceptance for children with intellectual disabilities for 42 years, and Dr. Eric Wilson, vice president of Keiser University College of Golf, has helped to bring the joy of golf to these special athletes. Wilson recently coordinated volunteers during the 2010 Special Olympics National Invitational Golf Tournament in Lincoln, Neb., an event that included three competitive golf rounds and medal ceremonies.
"We're excited to have participated and cheered on the more than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes in this year's Summer Games. These kids worked extremely hard to get there, and we see tremendous potential in each and every one of them," said Dr. Wilson, who is also a PGA Master Professional. "The game of golf is universal and it is a real honor and privilege to be involved with the Special Olympics golf tournament."
Special Olympics golf is part of a worldwide sports program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies teed off the 2010 tournament on July 17, 2010, at the University of Nebraska campus.
The Keiser University College of Golf prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry and offers an Associate of Science degree with a major in Golf Management. Keiser University is an established, regionally accredited Level V Ph.D. institution. Arthur Keiser, Ph.D. has been recognized as a leader and national expert in career-focused, workforce-driven education in Florida for more than 30 years, however, the College of Golf is a first for the statewide university best known for its healthcare, business and information technology graduates.
The Keiser University College of Golf provides students with a 4,000-square-foot indoor training area with 1,500-square-foot indoor putting green, advanced launch monitor technology, an interactive golf simulator, and a golf club repair lab. The acclaimed PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is also accessible to students for practicing on a 35-acre lighted practice range, short game areas, bunker facility, and extensive putting green complex.
For more information on programs and attendance at the Keiser University College of Golf, visit www.collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.
Keiser University is Florida's leading statewide provider of career-focused, post-secondary education and is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Keiser University serves approximately 18,000 students seeking associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in over 50 high demand degree programs at its 14 campuses and through its online, Graduate School and College of Golf divisions. Keiser University's educational reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division and cooperative agreements in the Eastern European nation of Moldova, as well as the new campus in Shanghai China. According to a Community College Week analysis of U. S. Department of Education data released June 16, 2008, Keiser University was named the nationwide leader in production of Associate of Science graduates in Health Professions and Related Sciences.
For more information on Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.