PGA TOUR Superstore Announces Grants to Denver area chapters of The First Tee

DENVER, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has announced a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Denver and a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch 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 Saturday, March 8, at the Greenwood Village PGA TOUR Superstore located at 9451 East Arapahoe Road, one block East of I-25. The checks will be presented at 1 p.m. during the store's Golf-A-Rama event, and youth from both chapters of The First Tee will be in attendance. The public is invited to attend.

"PGA TOUR Superstore associates are proud to team up with The First Tee of Denver and The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch to reach thousands of young people with education and character development programs," said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "Young people who live by The First Tee's Nine Core Values do better at home, at school and in life."

The First Tee of Denver conducts programs in the schools and during after-school, weekend and summer periods for more than 9,200 young people annually, through after-school and summer programs and 47 area elementary schools enrolled in The First Tee National School Program.

The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch conducts programs in the schools and during after-school, weekend and summer periods for more than 4,300 young people annually, through after-school and summer programs and 2 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 Denver:
The mission of The First Tee of Denver (www.thefirstteeofdenver.com) is to educate and inspire youth academically, socially, and physically through the game of golf. While it is a major goal of The First Tee of Denver to introduce inner city and disadvantaged youth to practice and play opportunities in golf, we see a chance to use the unique challenges of the game to work with and through schools to assist in the academic development of the boys and girls in the program. The vision is for every participant to carry a golf club in one hand and a degree in the other.

About The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch:
The Colorado Open Golf Foundation (www.thefirstteegreenvalleyranch.org) operates The First Tee chapter at Green Valley Ranch and administers the HealthONE Colorado Open Championships at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club. The foundation, along with the allied golf associations of Colorado, also supports the Colorado PGA Golf in Schools program.

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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