Lighting the way for children to grow in a safe and nurturing environment.

Special Golf Tournament Registration Issue 04 July 2016 
Registration Now Open for the 2nd Annual Captain's Choice Golf Tournament! 
September 21, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Kellie Rynn Academy is excited to offer you the opportunity to enjoy a lovely fall day along the banks of the North Saluda River with the mountain ridgelines as the backdrop.  How do you participate in this opportunity? 

Join us for the 2nd Annual Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament at The Cliffs at Mountain Park course on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  The North Saluda River runs alongside 14 holes of the course, which is a links-style walking course with the cart paths hidden.  The Cliffs at Mountain Park is listed in the top 100 golf courses in America!
How you can make a difference:
The funding stage of our project is in progress to provide an early learning center where working parents can leave their children with confidence. Children from all backgrounds and social status will be welcomed into Kellie Rynn Academy where we will provide both working and student parents a safe and affordable place to leave their children. Scholarships and reduced fees will be provided to many attendees. This will allow us to help all families, no matter their financial income. 

The academy is named for Kellie Rynn Martin who passed away February 21, 2014 in an unsafe, in-home childcare center where there were more children than allowed by law.  There have been an increasing number of infant deaths due to lack of supervision or other unsafe conditions in childcare centers throughout South Carolina.  Kellie Rynn Academy will be a safe haven; it will be an educational facility with a nurturing environment where parents may leave their children with confidence. 

Support Kellie Rynn Academy by joining us for a fun day on The Cliff’s Mountain Park course September 21st!
Golf Tournament Details:
  • Foursome: $1,000 ($250 per player)

  • Sponsorship Packages 
    Click here to view the 2016 sponsorship packages. Please note, each sponsorship package includes at least one foursome. If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship package, please email 

  • Hole Sponsor: $300
    Email to become a hole sponsor. 

  • Win a free car!
    Two opportunities for hole-in-one players to win a free car! Century BMW is donating a BMW to the lucky golfer who makes a hole-in-one on hole 11 and Toyota of Easley is donating a Toyota to the lucky golfer who makes a hole-in-one on hole 2!
  • Registration includes a box lunch, beverages from the beverage cart, a post round meal, participation goodies, and prizes for the top three finishing teams.

  • Mulligan packages sold at registration!

Have a great meal on Tuesday, September 20th, and make a difference to Kellie Rynn Academy!
Smoke on the Water
is donating 100% of its sales for lunch and dinner on Tuesday, September 20th, to Kellie Rynn Academy.  

USA Today's 10Best has rated Smoke on the Water as one of Greenville's best restaurants.

1 Augusta Street in downtown Greenville
Moretti's Pizzeria & Bar  has generously donated all prizes for the golf tournament. Thank you so much, Peter and Tina Moretti,  for your generous support of Kellie Rynn Academy!!!
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Ever look at your child and wondered if s/he is getting enough sleep? How many naps should your child be taking? How much night sleep is developmentally appropriate? What happens if your child doesn’t get enough sleep? Healthy sleep means that your child is getting enough sleep for their age, at developmentally appropriate times, and for an appropriate length. There are many ways to support healthy sleep, and knowing the benefits is the first step.  

Kellie Rynn Academy Board of Directors:

  • Kitzi Craig, Chairman of the Board
  • Jana Crain, Secretary
  • Mike Nocito, Treasurer
  • Malinda McCrary, Fundraising Chairman
  • Chery O'Malley, Director
  • Cindy Weathers, Director
  • Father Patrick Tuttle, Director
  • Katie Yoder, Director
  • Kellie Martin, Director
  • Mike Craig, Director
  • Mike Farry, Director
  • Ralph Aiken, Director
  • Ashley Martin, Kellie Rynn's father
  • Kathryn Martin, Kellie Rynn's mother
  Kellie Rynn Academy
Early Learning Center
West Greenville, Greenville, SC 29611
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