PGA TOUR Superstore Awards $10,000 to The First Tee Chapters of Chicago and Rockford

Jun 11, 2012, 14:41 ET from PGA TOUR Superstore

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has awarded a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Greater Chicago and a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Greater Rockford.

Together, the Chicago and Rockford chapters positively impact the lives of more than 48,000 young people at more than 94 schools and chapter program locations, providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

PGA TOUR Superstore will award the checks on Wednesday, June 13 as part of the store's grand opening in Downers Grove. Young people from the Chicago and Rockford chapters will participate in the event, and the public is invited to attend.

The Downers Grove PGA TOUR Superstore is supporting The First Tee of Greater Chicago. The Schaumburg PGA TOUR Superstore, which opened last month, is supporting The First Tee of Greater Rockford. 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 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 Greater Chicago and The First Tee of Greater Rockford are among the 200 youth-development chapters of The First Tee. To achieve the mission, chapters conducts year-round in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs for more than 48,000 young people annually.

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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