PGA TOUR Superstore Raises $73,000 to Support The First Tee

Jul 29, 2010, 15:37 ET from PGA TOUR Superstore

ATLANTA, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore today announced donations of $73,000 to support Chapters of The First Tee in five U.S. markets where the retail chain operates stores. The First Tee impacts the lives of young people by promoting character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

Through a spring fundraising drive, customers at 10 PGA TOUR Superstore locations made donations to The First Tee Chapters serving more than 75,000 youth in Atlanta, Dallas, Myrtle Beach, Naples and Phoenix.

PGA TOUR Superstore partners Bridgestone, Callaway, Nike, Cleveland and TaylorMade, a Trustee of The First Tee, donated a total of $17,000 to support The First Tee Chapters.

In addition, The First Tee Chapters received $50,000 in grant awards from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, whose chairman, Arthur M. Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, is also chairman of Golf &Tennis Pro Shop, owner and operator of PGA TOUR Superstore.

"We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with The First Tee," said Golf & Tennis Pro Shop President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "It is gratifying to see our customers, our business partners and our foundation partner help so many children benefit from The First Tee's character development and golf instruction."

"We are pleased to share an ongoing relationship with PGA TOUR Superstore and see the benefits it brings to our network, particularly the Chapters located in markets where the retail stores operate," said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., CEO of The First Tee. "We are grateful for companies like PGA TOUR Superstore which recognize the value of our mission to impact the lives of young people by teaching life skills and core values through golf – and are so committed to support our efforts."

The donations will benefit programming at the following Chapters:

The First Tee of Atlanta

The First Tee of Dallas

The First Tee of East Lake

The First Tee of Myrtle Beach

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

The First Tee of Phoenix

The First Tee's mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 3.5 million participants in 50 states, 3,500 elementary schools and four international locations - Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Singapore.

About PGA TOUR Superstore:

PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a wholly-owned 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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