More than just a tournament...


The 10th Annual GTA Celebrity Golf Classic incorporates two days of activities designed to raise awareness and support for the invaluable Early Learning and After School programs at the Greater Trinity Academy (now Rise Up Academy).  While we were unable to hold our tournament last year, and our tournament this year is scaled back, the importance of the work that we are doing is now greater than ever.  Covid-19 has put our education system in a crisis state.  We won’t know for years the impact that the last year has had on our students.  To that end, our goal is the same:  To reverse the downward educational trend that has been the legacy of too many students in Snohomish County and the surrounding areas.

   The Academy is comprised of children from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds.  Some of the children have experienced significant learning difficulties, but at the Greater Trinity/Rise Up Academy, we are committed to addressing the challenges any child faces.

   Our school has served over 1,500 students in the greater Everett community during its first 21 years of operation.  We want to double that number in the next ten years!  Raising support is essential to help us achieve this goal.

   Most of our students are from families with limited incomes.  Currently the difference between the actual cost of running our program averages more than $300 per child per month more than the sliding tuition and the needs-based support provided by state and federal programs.

   Please join us in a celebration of community service and help us to keep the doors open for children who need a safe, structured educational environment with the confidence to say, “I Can Learn Anything!”



Dr. Paul A. Stoot, Sr.

Executive Director GTA