The First Tee of the Triad Announces 75 Scholarships Courtesy of the Wyndham Championship

Posted by Press Release on March 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm under Amateur | Comments are off for this article

THE FIRST TEE OF THE TRIAD ANNOUNCES 75 SPONSORSHIPS COURTESY OF THE WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Next 75 New Participants Enjoy Spring Free of Charge

GREENSBORO, N.C. – – In honor of its 75th anniversary, the Wyndham Championship is donating 75 scholarships to new participants in The First Tee of the Triad’s spring programming, the organization announced today. The First Tee of the Triad teaches young people, ages 7 to 18, positive and effective life skills utilizing the great game of golf.

Later this year, the Wyndham Championship will become just the sixth PGA TOUR event, excluding the Majors, to celebrate its 75th anniversary. In honor of that historical milestone, the Wyndham is donating 75 scholarships to first-time participants in the spring programs being offered by The First Tee of the Triad. The next 75 first-time participants, those who have never participated in a First Tee program before, who register for the remaining spots in the spring programs, will receive a scholarship courtesy of the Wyndham Championship.

These scholarships are available to the next 15 new participants to register at Greensboro National, the next 15 new participants at Rick Murphy Golf Academy in Greensboro and the next 15 new participants at Jamestown Park as well as the next 30 new participants at Gillespie Golf Course in Greensboro.
“We are so incredibly thankful for this generous donation from the Wyndham Championship,” The First Tee of the Triad CEO Mike Barber said. “The Wyndham has been a major partner of ours since the local chapter of The First Tee was created, but this donation is above and beyond the call of duty even for the most loyal partner.

This donation will allow 75 kids to experience The First Tee of the Triad for the first time; these experiences will last a lifetime and contribute to the growth of this great game we all love. Thanks to Mark Brazil and his staff for making this happen; we are creating wonderful, potentially life-changing opportunities for kids throughout the Piedmont Triad.”
The First Tee of the Triad’s eight-week spring programs begin the week of March 24 and are set for 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. A simple registration process and information on scholarships are available at www.thefirstteeetriad.org. Simply click on “registration” to get started; scholarships can be requested during the online registration process.

About The First Tee of the Triad
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. 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 W. Bush serves as Honorary Chairman.

Contact:Mike Barber
The First Tee of the Triad
Phone: (336) 580-4241
E-mail: mikebarberlaw@aol.com

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