PGA TOUR Superstore’s Continued Support of The First Tee

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As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of others – whether through volunteering, gifts or advocacy. We are so grateful to all of our supporters and sponsors – especially those who give in all of these areas.

The PGA TOUR Superstore is one of our generous corporate partners of The First Tee, committed to strengthening our mission and brand.

“PGA TOUR Superstores have been incredible ambassadors for the work of our chapters in store markets,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee. “We are thankful for the partnership, which has benefited The First Tee on many levels, and look forward to continue those efforts.”

Arthur M. Blank, chairman of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, became a Trustee of The First Tee in 2012 by pledging $1 million to support the youth development organization’s goal of reaching 10 million additional young people from 2011 to 2017. Blank is controlling owner and chairman of Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., which owns PGA TOUR Superstore. Blank directed a percentage of the Trustee gift to be distributed by PGA TOUR Superstores to The First Tee chapters in markets where the stores are located.

Positively Impacting Youth Across the Country

In PGA TOUR Superstore markets, 23 chapters of The First Tee are currently serving more than 950,000 young people annually through chapter programming and outreach programs including The First Tee National School Program, which is delivered by P.E. teachers in area elementary schools

“In addition to the grant funding, PGA TOUR Superstores offer The First Tee chapters access to store resources and activities, including indoor simulators, golf clinics and golf tournaments,” said Jen Weiler, chief development officer of The First Tee.

The stores also feature visual elements that build awareness with their customers for The First Tee’s mission. In 2016, there was a combined total of 83 in-store events which brought more than 1,200 participants of The First Tee to store locations across the country.

Benefits of Partnering with The First Tee

Corporate Partners provide significant financial and brand-building assistance to help further the mission of The First Tee. Contact us to learn more about becoming a corporate partner.


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