DELRAY BEACH, Fla., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PGA TOUR Superstore has awarded a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of The Palm Beaches to serve youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. The First Tee of The Palm Beaches positively impacts the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
"Thanks to PGA TOUR Superstore, more young people will benefit from The First Tee's Nine Core Values, including Honesty, Integrity and Sportsmanship," said Carl Mistretta, Executive Director of The First Tee of The Palm Beaches. "PGA TOUR Superstore is helping us move forward in the Campaign for 10 Million Young People."
PGA TOUR Superstore and the store associates support The First Tee of The Palm Beaches by providing grant support, access to state-of-the-art teaching, club fitting and training.
In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The PGA TOUR Superstore supports The First Tee chapters reaching young people in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delray Beach, Denver, Myrtle Beach, Naples and Phoenix. The Foundation's chairman, Arthur M. Blank, is also chairman of Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, the owner and operator of PGA TOUR Superstore. He became a Trustee of The First Tee in January 2012, committing $1 million to the youth development organization through his family foundation.
The First Tee of The Palm Beaches is a youth development organization that provides valuable life skills lessons seamlessly integrated into golf instruction. The chapter serves more than 7,000 youth annually through in-school, after-school, Saturday and summer programs and through instruction delivered in P.E. classes.
"The First Tee of The Palm Beaches provides young people with life-changing experiences," said Golf & Tennis Pro Shop President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "Our associates are proud to help more youth gain access to The First Tee character education and golf instruction."
ABOUT THE FIRST TEE OF THE PALM BEACHES
The First Tee of The Palm Beaches (FTPB) is one of more than 200 youth-development chapters of The First Tee. The FTPB has quickly evolved into a major youth development program in Palm Beach County, operating a golf facility that includes a par 3 course, hitting tee, and chipping and putting short game areas. Programs are taught by PGA and LPGA certified instructors.
The FTPB provides opportunities for all students to learn the Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits of The First Tee program. Additionally, the program serves children with both physical and learning disabilities, veterans with vision impairment and people with paralysis.
The FTPB is open throughout the year. A typical week finds nearly 350 students participating in programs, including golf summer camps, golf clinics and after-school golf instruction. The FTPB is differentiated from other youth golf programs because it uniquely provides a place to continue the skill improvement and personal development of a child from ages 5 through 17.
ABOUT THE PGA TOUR Superstore
PGATOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC, headquartered in Roswell, Georgia.
As the PGA TOUR's exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner, PGA TOUR Superstore provides customers with access to the same technology and expertise that card-carrying TOURING pros use each week in the TOUR vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with accredited teaching Professionals, club fitters and use multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays, putting surfaces and chipping areas. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Many stores are equipped with a full-size tennis court and a certified Tennis Professional on staff for lessons and clinics.
Along with equipment and accessories, the PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men's, women's and junior's apparel with footwear for golf and tennis. For more information, visit www.pgatoursuperstore.com
SOURCE PGA TOUR Superstore