In just one month, the June 5th Conexus Golf Classic sold out with 52 committed teams!! This is an all-time record for the tournament and is a direct reflection of the caliber of the tournament committee, the event venue, and the commitment of our community to improve vision outcomes for students.
The 26th Annual Golf Classic is Conexus’ largest fundraising event and is projected to net more than $100,000 in support of our technology based comprehensive children’s vision programs.
Conexus and the tournament planning committee are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support for the 26th Annual Tournament, presented by Taylor & Parrish Construction! The June event is already a near sell out with 51 committed teams! We welcome the following major sponsors:
On February 20, HB1408 passed the Senate on a 38-2 vote and was returned back to the House for a vote on the Senate amendments. Today, the Senate-amended HB1408 passed the House on a 98-0 vote! Virginia has taken the first step toward improving vision outcomes for students and working to eliminate undetected and untreated vision problems as barriers to success in school.
Conexus is grateful for the good work of Delegate Lee Ware to see this bill through and also for the unexpected and very timely support of Ken Hutcheson, who offered his professional guidance in support of HB1408 as the bill made its way through crossover.
There is still much work to be done, but the passage of HB1408 with such strong bipartisan support demonstrates awareness of the need of improved vision programming in schools, which is the first step in active program implementation.
HB1408 was introduced with amendments to the Senate Health and Education Committee where it was reported out to the Senate on a 15-0 Vote.
The next stop will be a second reading on the Senate Floor.
To follow the progress of HB1408 click here.
I am writing to say thank you for the opportunity to participate with Conexus this year.
We love to hear from our school partners! Thanks for your support. We hope to have the opportunity to continue and expand comprehensive school based programming for requesting divisions in the coming school year.
The 26th Annual Golf Classic kicked off today with the first meeting of the tournament planning committee. In a new tournament record, the kick off meeting began with 36 committed teams, leaving only 16 available slots before selling out!!!
The committee is now in full swing with hopes of closing out team sales before the end of the month.
HB1408 passes the House on a 97-0 vote and makes it to crossover. The process now begins again on the Senate side.
Watch the moving testimony and third reading of HB1408 on the House Floor