NASSAU COUNTY, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore has announced a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Nassau County, a partner program of the First Tee of Metropolitan New York, to deliver educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. This is the second $5,000 grant The First Tee of Metropolitan New York has received from PGA TOUR Superstore this year.
The grant will be awarded today, September 10, at the First Tee facility in Eisenhower Park at 6:00 p.m. Youth from The First Tee of Nassau County will be in attendance celebrating the start of the Fall Program.
"The First Tee of Nassau County is a shining example of the impact that can be made when you provide young people with the opportunity to learn life skills and gain golf experience," said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. "PGA TOUR Superstore values what they are doing for thousands of young people throughout Nassau County."
The First Tee of Metropolitan New York serves 31 locations throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, reaching 34,572 youth through the game of golf.
PGA TOUR Superstore has 19 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, Phoenix, Westbury, Long Island, Irvine, California and Palm Desert, California.
In addition to grants, PGA TOUR Superstore provides young people with access to state-of-the-art teaching, club fitting, golf lessons and skills training.
About The First Tee of Metropolitan New York:
The mission of The First Tee of Metropolitan New York is to impact, influence & inspire the lives of young people by providing learning facilities & educational programs that build character & citizenship, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf & other enduring character-building activities. For more information, visit www.thefirstteemetny.com.
About PGA TOUR Superstore:
PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., headquartered in Roswell, GA, and is a majority-controlled subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC.
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 and a putting green. There is also an in-house clubmaking and repair facility. 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.
PGA TOUR Superstore's e-Commerce website and direct-to-consumer fulfillment also offers the widest assortment of golf and tennis equipment and apparel online. PGATOURSuperstore.com is the PGA TOUR's exclusive online retail partner, accessible through the Shop link on the TOUR's website and mobile applications. For more information and career opportunities, visit us at www.pgatoursuperstore.com.
SOURCE PGA TOUR Superstore