Submitted by TSB Community
In April of 2012, McKinney Christian Academy held their second annual golf tournament, Tee it Up!, at TPC Craig Ranch in support of their school. This event, presented by Nordhaus Walpole PLLC Attorneys & Northwestern Mutual, was again a huge success and netted over $43,000 thanks to the many community supporters and participants. As a Christian school, MCA recognizes the importance of serving others through community service and mission work. Once a quarter their students visit various service organizations and give their time to assist and help fulfill any needs.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: Peter 4:10
As part of McKinney Christian’s 2012 community service initiative, MCA made the decision to share part of their Tee it Up! proceeds with another local non-profit. This year McKinney’s Community Lifeline Center’s Veterans Assistant Program was chosen as the recipient. The tournament was deemed successful and according to Chris Hendricks, Veterans Program Director at CLC, “Community Lifeline was able to meet many Veterans, and tell others about the programs now in place which can assist Veterans in need.”
The Veterans Assistant Program supports veterans who have health and family issues, job losses, unexpected financial problems, stress and emotional issues. Through this program, Community Lifeline is able to support these veterans with services such as housing & utility assistance, medical and dental support, transportation, counseling, job development and training, auto care and bereavement counseling. These services are provided to veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in the CLC service area. The program is funded through a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission. Christine Hockin-Boyd, Executive Director of the Community Lifeline Center, stated that “support of Community Lifeline Center helps create happy endings for a lot of difficult life stories.”
As the largest private school in Collin County, McKinney Christian Academy was founded in 1992 and currently enrolls 510 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. MCA is a Class 3A school and a member of Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) and accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). McKinney Christian has experienced tremendous growth adding a Directed Studies program in the Fall of 2011 and a formal Middle School in the Fall of 2012. MCA’s athletic program includes basketball, baseball, football, volleyball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, softball, wrestling, soccer and track & field. Additional opportunities include band, choir, drama, chapel, photography, journalism, graphic design, National Honor Society, Student Government, Duke TIPS, advanced placement & dual credit classes, community service, annual mission trips, TAPPS academic competitions, and various clubs.
McKinney Christian Academy was proud to be able to support McKinney’s Community Lifeline Center and looks forward to an amazing partnership in the future with them as well as other local non-profit organizations in their community.