The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) will hold its second annual Hearts for Sparks Golf Classic to benefit the Sparks Medical Student Run Clinic. So far, more than 40 players have signed up to participate.
Started in 2013 by PLFSOM medical students, the clinic operates every Thursday evening in the Sparks community. Located in far east El Paso county, Sparks is home to residents who lack health insurance and sometimes cannot afford a trip to a doctor; forty-three percent of its residents live below the U.S. poverty line, according to U.S. Census data.
The clinic provides free health screenings, triage services and vaccinations. Run entirely by students with faculty oversight, the clinic not only benefits the Sparks community, but gives students real-life opportunities to hone their medical and Spanish language skills.
Proceeds from the Hearts for Sparks Golf Classic event will go directly toward funding for the Sparks Medical Student Run Clinic. Participants will receive breakfast and lunch, unlimited range balls, a goodie bag, and 18 holes of golf, with cart.
What: Hearts for Sparks Golf Classic
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, August 13 (shotgun start)
Where: Butterfield Trail Golf Club (1858 Cottonwoods)