DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has announced a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Greater Chicago to deliver educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
The grant will be awarded tomorrow at the PGA TOUR Superstore location at 1017 Butterfield Road in Downers Grove, as part of the store's annual Expo. Youth from The First Tee of Greater Chicago will be in attendance, and the public is invited to attend.
"PGA TOUR Superstore is thrilled to expand education and character development opportunities for young people in Chicago," said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "Through the game of golf, The First Tee of Greater Chicago is preparing young people to succeed in school and contribute positively in their neighborhoods."
The First Tee of Greater Chicago conducts programs in the schools and during after-school, weekend and summer periods for more than 20,000 young people annually, at five golf courses and 55 area elementary schools enrolled in The First Tee National School Program.
PGA TOUR Superstore has 19 retail locations. The superstores are owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank, retired Home Depot co-founder and owner of the Atlanta Falcons. Blank became a Trustee of The First Tee in January 2012, committing $1 million to the youth development organization.
In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, PGA TOUR Superstore associates support The First Tee chapters reaching young people in East Palo Alto, Atlanta, Chicago, Paramus, Dallas, Delray Beach, Denver, Myrtle Beach, Naples, Phoenix, Westbury, Long Island, Irvine, California and Palm Desert, California.
In addition to grants, PGA TOUR Superstore provides young people with access to state-of-the-art teaching, club fitting, golf lessons and skills training.
About The First Tee of Greater Chicago:
The First Tee of Greater Chicago is one of approximately 190 chapters of The First Tee. To achieve the mission, the chapter conducts in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs. To learn more, visit www.thefirstteegreaterchicago.org.
About PGA TOUR Superstore:
PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., headquartered in Roswell, GA, and is a majority-controlled subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC.
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 TOUR Pros use each week in the TOUR Vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays and a putting green. There is also an in-house clubmaking and repair facility. Along with equipment and accessories, PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men's, women's and juniors' apparel and footwear for golf and tennis.
PGA TOUR Superstore's e-Commerce website and direct-to-consumer fulfillment also offers the widest assortment of golf and tennis equipment and apparel online. PGATOURSuperstore.com is the PGA TOUR's exclusive online retail partner, accessible through the Shop link on the TOUR's website and mobile applications. For more information and career opportunities, visit us at: www.pgatoursuperstore.com.
SOURCE PGA TOUR Superstore