Thursday Sep 11 2008
Del Oro sisters looking to give away $1,000
By: Martha Garcia, Loomis News Editor
Sisters Camille and Bailey Furgeson have each received a $500 grant, and now they’re looking for local non-profit organizations that would benefit from the donation. Camille, 17, is a Del Oro High School senior; her sister, Bailey, is 15 and a Del Oro sophomore. The girls were selected among applicants nationwide to attend the Wal-Mart Leadership Conference held Aug. 27 at the Wal-Mart First Tee Open golf tournament in Pebble Beach. The First Tee organization not only promotes junior golf for teens, it also has a teaching curriculum that instills values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, courtesy and judgment among participants. Camille and Bailey are members of the First Tee of Sacramento Junior Tour, playing in tournaments year round. They are members of the chapter’s Junior Committee that plans fundraisers and education and are life skills instructors. The grants were awarded to Camille and Bailey as a result of their volunteerism and leadership abilities. “I am excited to have the opportunity to give back to the community,” said Camille. “Bailey and I are looking for local non-profit organizations. We both want to award our grants to organizations where this funding will make a difference. Bailey said she and her sister are honored to be able to help local organizations financially. “However, we need your help,” Bailey added. “We encourage non-profit organizations to e-mail information such as … their needs and goals. We can then review what has been provided and make awards to deserving charities. Contact Camille and Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.