PARAMUS, N.J., Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has awarded a $10,000 grant to The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, which positively impacts the lives of more than 5,000 young people in Essex County and across the metro area by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
PGA TOUR Superstore is awarding the grant as part of its Grand Opening at the new store, which is located in the northwest quadrant of Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway at Exit #163.
"The First Tee transforms the lives of young people through character education and the Nine Core Values," said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "We are excited to team up with The First Tee of Metropolitan New York to expand opportunities for young people in Essex County and beyond."
Paramus is PGA TOUR Superstore's 15th retail location. 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 and a Trustee of The First Tee.
Across the country, PGA TOUR Superstore and its store associates support The First Tee chapters. In addition to grants, PGA TOUR Superstore provides young people with access to state-of-the-art teaching, club fitting and training.
In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, PGA TOUR Superstore supports The First Tee chapters reaching young people in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delray Beach, Denver, Myrtle Beach, Naples, Phoenix and Paramus. Mr. Blank became a Trustee of The First Tee in January 2012, committing $1 million to the youth development organization through his family foundation.
About The First Tee of Metropolitan New York:
The First Tee of Metropolitan New York (www.thefirstteemetny.org) is one of approximately 200 youth development chapters of The First Tee. The chapter was founded in 2001 at Mosholu Golf Course in the Bronx and now includes five additional facilities at Eisenhower Park G.C., Fairchild Wheeler G.C., Plainfield West 9, Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, and Weequahic Park G.C. The chapter was formed through a partnership that includes the Metropolitan Golf Association Foundation, the Met Section PGA and the Rudin Family to teach young people that have traditionally been denied access to the game valuable Life Skills and Nine Core Values through the game of golf. The chapter serves over 5,000 participants each year through its unique curriculum developed by top educators.
About PGA TOUR Superstore:
PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a 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 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, a putting green and chipping area. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Many stores are equipped with a full-size tennis court and a tennis professional on staff for lessons and clinics.
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.
For more information, visit www.pgatoursuperstore.com.
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