Austin Public Education Foundation gears up for 22nd annual Packer Classic Golf Tournament

Published 8:28 am Friday, June 28, 2019

On Monday, July 15, the Austin Country Club will host the annual Packer Classic Golf Tournament hosted by the APE Foundation.

All of the net proceeds directly benefit K-12 students in the Austin Public Schools through Austin Public Education Foundation grants.

Since 1992, the APE Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in grants to expand opportunities for the students of Austin Public Schools. For the 2019-2020 school year, 46 grants totaling over $40,000 were awarded to impact and inspire students at all eight Austin Public Schools as well as the Community Learning Center and the Oakland Cooperative Center.

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Programs and projects supported this year included: classroom libraries, science and STEM materials, math and reading centers, art tools, music supplies, sensory equipment, robotics materials as well as many other tools and materials. Support of our Packer Classic golf fundraiser helps us meet our commitment to be an innovative source of funding to supplement and support programs in the Austin Public Schools. 

The APE Foundation is currently seeking golfers to participate in the tournament as well as businesses or individuals who would be interested in supporting the foundation by sponsoring a hole. Please contact director Amanda Gafkjen at 507-460-1938 with any questions or interest.