DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has announced a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of the Palm Beaches 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 at The Honda Classic Junior Clinic on Tuesday, February 25th at 4pm at PGA National Resort and Spa. Young people from The First Tee will be on hand to participate in the presentation and enjoy the fun offered at the junior clinic.
"We are excited to deepen our partnership with The First Tee of the Palm Beaches," said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "It is gratifying for our associates to team help deliver The First Tee's Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits to more young people in the community."
The First Tee of the Palm Beaches conducts programs in the schools and during after-school, weekend and summer periods for more than 24,000 young people annually, including 50 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 the Palm Beaches:
The First Tee of The Palm Beaches (FTPB) is one of approximately 190 youth-development chapters of The First Tee. The FTPB has quickly evolved into a major youth development program in Palm Beach County, operating a golf facility that includes a par 3 course, hitting tee, and chipping and putting short game areas. Programs are taught by PGA and LPGA certified instructors.
The FTPB provides opportunities for all students to learn the Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits of The First Tee program. Additionally, the program serves children with both physical and learning disabilities, veterans with vision impairment and people with paralysis.
The FTPB is open throughout the year. A typical week finds nearly 350 students participating in programs, including golf summer camps, golf clinics and after-school golf instruction. The FTPB is differentiated from other youth golf programs because it uniquely provides a place to continue the skill improvement and personal development of a child from ages 5 through 17. For more information, visit http://www.thefirstteepalmbeaches.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