(Palm Beach Gardens, FL, April 29, 2014) – The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) and The First Tee have formed a partnership to promote EWGA member involvement with local chapters of The First Tee. The new partnership will assist The First Tee with their efforts to increase female participation by increasing female role models and mentors at The First Tee chapters.
The partnership will bring together more than 120 EWGA Chapters with 179 The First Tee chapters to promote female role models and mentors and create the opportunity for The First Tee chapters to co-host Girls Golf Days at designated program locations during the month of July.
“This is a great extension of EWGA’s LPGA-USGA Girls Golf support for existing members to volunteer and mentor young girls year-round and especially during EWGA’s Mentoring Month in July,” says EWGA CEO Pam Swensen. “Having female role models as mentors, girls learning and playing the game of golf will know they have a friend both on and off the golf course. This could turn into a lifelong mentoring friendship.”
“I am proud of The First Tee chapters’ efforts to involve girls in the game and while currently 37 percent of chapter participants are female, we intend to increase the number of girls we are reaching in the coming years,” said Kelly Martin, The First Tee’s chief operating officer. “Through this partnership we will connect the efforts of our chapters to EWGA Chapters for the benefit of girls involved in the game of golf.”
About The First Tee
The First Tee (thefirsttee.org) is 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 at other youth-serving locations.
Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to nine million young people in all 50 United States and select international locations. The First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, The 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.
About the EWGA
As the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 working and professional women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game of golf. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been driving social and networking opportunities for women through the game of golf since 1991. With EWGA Chapters located in more than 120 cities throughout the United States as well as in international locations including Bermuda, Canada, Italy and South Africa, EWGA members are active participants in hundreds of communities. EWGA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 6 membership association. For more information about EWGA visit, ewga.com.
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