PGA Tour Superstore will make a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of The Grand Strand to deliver educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
The grant will be awarded on Saturday, June 21, at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans game against the Wilmington Blue Rocks at TicketReturn.com Field. Youth from The First Tee of The Grand Strand and The PGA of America will be in attendance. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. and is open to the public.
“The First Tee of The Grand Strand has a wonderful opportunity to reach young people in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas through the game of golf,” said PGA Tour Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. “The entire PGA Tour Superstores family believes in supporting the values and lessons of The First Tee.”
The First Tee of The Grand Strand is a Branded Program Affiliate of the Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation, Inc., operating at 13 area golf facilities. The First Tee of The Grand Strand serves local organizations in Northeast South Carolina, and Eastern and Southeastern North Carolina.
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.