PGA TOUR Superstore Announces Grant to The First Tee of Greater Rockford

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has announced a $4,500 grant to The First Tee of Greater Rockford to deliver educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

This grant follows $5,000 in grants PGA TOUR Superstore awarded to the Greater Rockford chapter earlier this year.

"PGA TOUR Superstore is proud to partner with The First Tee to impact the lives of young people by building character and instilling honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and other life-enhancing values," said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "Young people who live by The First Tee's Nine Core Values have more success at home, at school and in life."

PGA TOUR Superstore has 18 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, Palm Desert, California, and Irvine, California. PGA TOUR Superstore is opening a new store this month in Westbury, Long Island.

In addition to grants, PGA TOUR Superstore provides young people with access to state-of-the-art teaching, club fitting and training.

About The First Tee of Greater Rockford:
The mission of The First Tee of Greater Rockford is to impact 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. For more information, visit http://www.thefirstteegreaterrockford.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



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