Myrtle Beach PGA TOUR Superstore Awards $5,000 to The First Tee of The Grand Strand

Jun 13, 2012, 10:20 ET from PGA TOUR Superstore

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has awarded a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of The Grand Strand to launch National School Program in Horry and Georgetown counties. The First Tee of The Grand Strand 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.

Joe Tucker, General Manager of the North Myrtle Beach store, and Bridget Zuri, General Manager of the Broadway store, will present the grant award to The First Tee on Friday at the Broadway location.

"Thanks to PGA TOUR Superstore, more young people in Myrtle Beach will be exposed to The First Tee's Nine Core Values, including honesty, integrity and sportsmanship," said Veronica Gore-Kennedy, Executive Director of The First Tee of The Grand Strand. "PGA TOUR Superstore is giving a boost to our Campaign for 10 Million Young People."

PGA TOUR Superstore and the store associates have supported The First Tee of The Grand Strand since 2010. 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 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 Grand Strand 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 after-school programs and through instruction delivered in P.E. classes.

"The First Tee of The Grand Strand 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."


The First Tee of The Grand Strand is one of more than 200 youth-development chapters of The First Tee. To achieve the mission, The First Tee of The Grand Strand conducts year-round in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs for more than 7,000 young people annually, including 6,000 students at 11 area elementary schools enrolled in The First Tee National School Program.

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.

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