Plano PGA TOUR Superstore Awards $5,000 to The First Tee of Greater Dallas

Feb 27, 2012, 12:11 ET from The First Tee of Greater Dallas

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Plano PGA TOUR Superstore has awarded a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Greater Dallas to serve area youth. The First Tee of Greater Dallas 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.

"We are proud and extremely appreciative of the support received from the PGA TOUR Superstore," said Chuck Walker, Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Dallas. "PGA TOUR Superstore is stepping up to help us advance our Campaign for 10 Million Young People."

The PGA TOUR Superstore and the store associates have supported The First Tee of Greater Dallas since 2005. In addition to the grant support, PGA TOUR Superstore provides access to state-of-the-art teaching, club fitting and training.

In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The 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 Greater Dallas is a youth development organization that provides valuable life skills lessons seamlessly integrated into golf instruction. The chapter serves more than 15,000 youth annually.

"The First Tee of Greater Dallas 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 Dallas ( is one of more than 200 independently-operated, youth-development chapters of The First Tee. To achieve the mission, The First Tee of Greater Dallas conducts year-round in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs for more than 15,000 young people annually, including 12,000 via 42 area elementary schools enrolled in The First Tee National School Program.  Conducted at seven dedicated learning facilities and a variety of schools, community centers, and partner agencies across the Greater Dallas area, The First Tee Life Skills Experience allows participants to learn the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, make decisions by thinking about possible consequences, define and set goals, and transfer positive values such as responsibility and sportsmanship from the golf course into their everyday lives.

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 TOURING pros use each week in the TOUR vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with accredited teaching Professionals, club fitters and use multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays, putting surfaces and chipping areas. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Many stores are equipped with a full-size tennis court and a certified Tennis Professional on staff for lessons and clinics.

Along with equipment and accessories, the PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men's, women's and junior's apparel with footwear for golf and tennis. For more information, visit

SOURCE The First Tee of Greater Dallas