As a part of its official launch in Memphis, Nation Enrichment Projects has announced the 2019 Project RESET Golf Tournament to be held at Mirimichi Golf Course on Monday (June 17), beginning at 9 a.m.
“While this is going to be a fun event, the purpose is very serious,” said Andrew Perpener, executive director and founder of Nation Enrichment Projects (NEP). “The funds raised during this tournament will go toward programming for youth of Northern Shelby County in our Project RESET program. We are able to do this because Mirimichi signed on as our title sponsor and TN State Rep. Parkinson and Shelby County Commissioner (Willie) Brooks stepped in as co-chairs.”
There are eight-square miles of North Shelby County that cover 80,000-plus families in need of support. The NEP commitment is to respond to that need with positive and immediate action that includes after-school programming, mentorship, weekend programming and other services for middle school teens via Project RESET.
“NEP’s goals for Northern Shelby County through Project RESET to raise funds to support middle school children, reduce crime and youth gang affiliation by offering productive extracurricular activities and provide on-site mentors, tutoring and support are part of my larger objectives for my district,” said Parkinson.
“So, when I was asked to serve as co-chair, I was happy to do so in order to further the Project RESET initiative.”
Brooks said NEP believes in empowering youth with the necessary tools for success, adding that to achieve those goals “providing a safe space and quality programming is vital. … This tournament will make a great impact in the lives of students who are striving for excellence. However, they cannot do this work without our help.”
To register a team for the Project RESET Golf Classic, visit www.NationEP.org. Sponsorship opportunities also are still available. Participants should arrive by 8 a.m. for food, beverages and setup.