Saturday, August 25

PGA Partners With Sticks for Kids

THE PGA OF AMERICA HAS JOINED with Sticks for Kids, an outreach program that provides golf instruction and free use of junior clubs at golf facilities throughout the United States. Participating courses receive 10 sets of youth clubs and make them available to kids free of charge throughout the year. Sticks for Kids is based on the belief that every child—regardless of background—should have the opportunity to play golf.

Sticks for Kids will now partner at courses across America with The PGA Sports Academy, which recently won the 2012 Golf Digest Junior Golf Development Award.

“The Sticks for Kids program is a great way to share the game with children at little or no cost to them or their parents,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski.

“It’s important that The PGA of America support any program that makes clubs more accessible.”

Sticks for Kids is funded by the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) Foundation. Since 1997, 560 Sticks for Kids grants have been awarded to golf courses, park and recreation communities and youth organizations. The program focuses on the rules of golf, etiquette, discipline, integrity, safety and environmental stewardship. Sticks for Kids has served more than 63,000 youth, and is available at 450 sites in all 50 states and on 17 international military bases.

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