The Wyndham Championship presents $50,000 to Triad youth golf organization

Posted by Andy Durham on January 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm under Professional | Read the First Comment

from Rob Goodman at 3GSports:

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship is making a $50,000 donation to The First Tee of the Triad, it was announced today. The donation makes the PGA TOUR event the presenting sponsor for this youth golf organization.

The First Tee of the Triad currently operates at Tanglewood Park and Winston
Lake Golf Course in Winston-Salem. It is also expanding into Guilford
County adding programming at Gillespie Golf Course in Greensboro.

The First Tee, an initiative of the World Golf Foundation, has as its
mission, “To impact the lives of young people by providing learning
facilities and educational programs that promote character-development and
life-enhancing values through the game of golf.” The goal of The First Tee
is to provide the golf-learning facilities and the experience that will
enable kids from every walk of life to partake of a game that teaches values
for life and which can be played for a lifetime.

“From the very start of our program in 2008, the Wyndham Championship and
its staff have been instrumental in developing The First Tee of the Triad,”
chairman of the board for The First Tee of the Triad Jeff Howard said.
“This tremendous donation further cements that close relationship, and it
will enable The First Tee of the Triad to expand its programs of life skills
and character development to kids throughout the Piedmont Triad. We could
not be more grateful for the support of this great PGA TOUR event.”

“I’ve watched The First Tee program grow nationally since its inception in
1996, and I have been thoroughly impressed with the impact it has had on
millions of children around the world,” Wyndham Championship tournament
director and The First Tee of the Triad board member Mark Brazil said. “To
have a successful and vibrant chapter here in the Piedmont Triad is both a
goal and a responsibility of the Wyndham Championship. As The First Tee of
the Triad grows on a regional basis, more kids will be introduced to golf
and learn important life skills along the way. That’s vital for our sport,
but more importantly, our Piedmont Triad community.”

The program’s vision is to teach The First Tee Nine Core ValuesT in hopes of
touching the lives of young people in the community: integrity,
sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy,
judgment and honesty. The First Tee uses golf as the vehicle through which
kids can accomplish their dreams, thrive socially, and excel academically
and athletically. Young people from all backgrounds can become productive
members of society with integrity, strong family values and commitment to
community.

The First Tee of the Triad is one of 204 chapters operating at some 692
facilities in all 50 states and five foreign countries with more than 3
million participants. More than 3,300 schools also participate in the
program. Founded by the World Golf Foundation in 1997, The First Tee is a
way to bring golf to children that otherwise would not be exposed to the
game or its positive values. The program is overseen and has the active
support of committee members representing Augusta National Golf Club, the
Ladies Professional Golf Association, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the
United States Golf Association. Former President George Bush serves as
Honorary Chairman.

The 2010 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 16-22 at Sedgefield Country
Club in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets will be available online in late spring at
www.wyndhamchampionship.com or
through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham
Worldwide and Premier Partners, BB&T, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter, and VF
Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information,
including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at
www.wyndhamchampionship.com or
through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about
Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com
.


  • keith said,

    any issue with this donation going to a organization out of county?