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TAKE STOCK IN CHILDRENĀ RECEIVES $8,700 FROM THE KIWANIS CLUB OF CLERMONT FOUNDATION Members of the Clermont Kiwanis Club present a check to members of Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties. Pictured L-R: Sonia Williams, Janet Hoskinson, Gail Weiner and Connie Koliznick (Courtesy Photo)

News from the Kiwanis Club of Clermont

Take Stock in Children of Lake and Sumter Counties has been selected as the proceeds recipient from The Kiwanis Club of Clermont’s Annual Oakley Seaver Memorial Golf Tournament. This is the 10th year Take Stock in Children has been selected to receive the proceeds from the event.

Several businesses and individuals formed teams from throughout Central Florida to compete at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Course in Clermont on October 21. This Kiwanis fund-raising event has fulfilled the wish of the late Oakley Seaver to provide four year scholarships to deserving, at risk students, complete with mentor activities and parent participation.

“The award of $8,700 will be used to provide a 4 Year Florida Pre-Paid Scholarship to one student who attends a public school in the South Lake County area”, said Carman Cullen, Executive Director of the Educational Foundation of Lake County.

Take Stock in Children, a program of the educational foundation, identifies financially at-risk students in the eighth grade, provides them with a mentor and an advocate and then rewards them at high school graduation with a college tuition scholarship.

Local money raised for scholarships is matched through the project STARS program, thus doubling the impact on the community.

For Information on mentoring or becoming a donor, please contact or visit