ANNIKA Junior Day in memory of Holly Baxter is a junior golf event held annually at the ANNIKA Academy. The idea stemmed from a loving husband, Bob Baxter, who lost his wife, Holly, to cancer. Since Holly was a huge Annika fan and passionate about junior golf, Bob and his family made a significant gift to the ANNIKA Foundation in her name and asked that the Foundation use it to create a special day for underprivileged junior golfers.
Each year, the ANNIKA Foundation hosts approximately 80 children from the local community at the ANNIKA Academy for ANNIKA Junior Day. The day consists of the ANNIKA Academy team providing instruction at three golf skills stations and one fitness station, with the two groups gathering together in between sessions for a healthy lunch and golf clinic with Annika.
This year, the ANNIKA Foundation will host 40 children from the Orlando Minority Youth Golf Association in the morning and 40 children from The First Tee of Central Florida in the afternoon at the ANNIKA Academy.
“Holly loved golf and she loved kids, so I know she would be very proud of this day.” – Bob Baxter