"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 Naples/Collier to expand opportunities for young people."
The First Tee of Naples/Collier conducts programs in the schools and during after-school, weekend and summer periods for more than 12,000 young people annually, including 23 area elementary schools enrolled in The First Tee National School Program.
PGA TOUR Superstore has 16 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 and Phoenix. PGA TOUR Superstore has announced that it will open a store in Irvine, California, later this year.
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 Naples/Collier
The mission of The First Tee of Naples/Collier 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. Currently classes are offered at The Quality Inn & Golf Resort, Moorings Country Club, Panther Run Golf Club, Pelican Marsh Golf Club, Quail Creek Country Club, Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club, Stoneybrook Golf Club, The Rookery Golf Club, Gulf Harbour Golf Club, Miromar Lakes Golf Club, Eastwood Golf Course, and Palmetto Pine Golf Course. For more information, visit http://www.thefirstteenaplescollier.org.
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.