PwC Carolinas Donates $100,000 to The First Tee

Grant Funded by PwC Charitable Foundation will Promote Financial Literacy for Youth and Volunteer Programs

Sep 17, 2013, 09:00 ET from PwC US

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that its Carolinas offices will donate $100,000 to The First Tee, a non-profit organization that teaches youth core values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. Funded by a grant from the PwC Charitable Foundation, the donation will be distributed to four First Tee chapters, including First Tee of Charlotte, $35,000; First Tee of the Triangle, $17,500; First Tee of the Triad, $17,500; First Tee of Spartanburg, $17,500; and a final grant for $12,500 to the chapter that achieves both the highest amount of participating volunteers and the most hours logged by PwC volunteers with The First Tee as of October 4.

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In conjunction with the grant, The First Tee chapters will hold several programs throughout the fall including youth golf camps, golf tournaments and contests where PwC employees in its Carolinas offices will have the opportunity to assist in coaching and provide support. The First Tee will also host a series of Financial Literacy courses for youth in a four- to six-week class led by PwC employees. First Tee youth who attend the financial literacy program will also have a chance to be selected to attend the 2014 Men's and Women's US Open at Pinehurst along with partners from PwC's Carolinas offices.

"We are very excited to provide these grants from the PwC Charitable Foundation to the four Carolinas First Tee chapters. The First Tee's mission of promoting youth education aligns with PwC's national and market-wide focus on developing future leaders, and we are looking forward to building a lasting connection between our offices and these chapters," said Matt Kosmicki, PwC Carolinas Managing Partner. "PwC has a long history of serving clients in the Carolinas market and a deep commitment to this region, and we're proud to further our dedication to this community by bringing both volunteer hours and financial support to North and South Carolina youth through an organization like The First Tee."

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About The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) organization, makes contributions to the people of PwC in times of financial hardship, and to nonprofit organizations that support and promote education and humanitarianism.

About The First Tee 
The First Tee (, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission 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. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and on military installations.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 6.5 million young people in all 50 United States and six international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee's Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.