Clearwater, Fla. – Professional golfer, Shasta Averyhardt, will visit RCS Pinellas on Feb. 8 from
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Averyhardt will receive an official RCS tour, prior to volunteering at the RCS
Food Bank, where she will learn how RCS food distribution works.
“When I learned about RCS through Kirk Ray Smith and all the great work that’s being done to help
those in need, I knew I needed to be a part of the solution. I feel that it’s important to help those in
need when you have the means to do so. This Friday is an opportunity for me to take a closer look at
how RCS is making a difference in people’s lives who truly need assistance and how I can be an asset
to the organization,” says Shasta Averyhardt, LPGA Golfer.
Shasta Averyhardt is an American professional golfer since 2009. She is the first African-American
golfer on the LPGA Tour since 2001 when she qualified in 2010 for the 2011 tour.
“It’s an unbelievable honor for Shasta join to us for the day. I consider her to be a hero to so many
people, specifically young girls of color. Minority groups make up over 50% of the 130,000
individuals we serve each year, several thousands of girls under the age of 12. Shasta’s
accomplishments on and off the golf course are amazing and inspiring. We are so grateful she has
chosen to dedicate so much of her valuable time and energy to RCS,” says Kirk Ray Smith, President
and CEO of RCS Pinellas.
RCS Pinellas has provided help & hope to people in need for 50 years. RCS’s mission is to feed the
hungry, help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency, and empower survivors of
domestic violence. Over 130,000 Pinellas County individuals are served annually with dignity to
accomplish this mission at the RCS Food Bank, the RCS Grace House, The Haven of RCS, RCS
Affordable Housing, RCS Energy Assistance Program, and RCS thrift store partnerships.
For more information on RCS, visit www.rcspinellas.org or call 727-584-3528.