THE FIRST TEE AND CHARITYBUZZ PARTNER FOR NATIONAL AUCTION OFFERING INCREDIBLE GOLF AND LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCES TO BENEFIT THE FIRST TEE’S YOUTH PROGRAMS, AUG. 21-SEPT. 12

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“The First Tee National Auction by Charitybuzz” kicks off live at THE NORTHERN TRUST GOLF TOURNAMENT in Paramus, NJ

New York, NY (Aug. 21, 2018) — Fun and philanthropy collide as Charitybuzz, the world’s premiere auction site for cause, and The First Tee, the non-profit, national youth sports organization, partner for “The First Tee National Auction by Charitybuzz.”

The national auction, which runs from Tuesday, August 21, through Tuesday, September 12, offers once-in-a-lifetime golf and lifestyle experiences to benefit The First Tee and their national programs that positively impact the lives of millions of kids.

Through our chapters, in-school and after-school programs, The First Tee helps shape and impact the lives of young people from all walks of life by reinforcing its Nine Core Values, such as integrity, respect and perseverance, through the game of golf.

“The First Tee National Auction by Charitybuzz” kicks off at The First Tee Experience at THE NORTHERN TRUST 2018, the PGA Tour’s first FedExCup Playoffs event of the season. Fans visiting The First Tee Experience, the week-long, interactive destination for kids and families at the golf tournament, will be able to view videos of the incredible “bucket list” auction items available for bid. Visit charitybuzz.com/thefirsttee to learn more about The First Tee and view all of the auction lots for the campaign.

“We are excited to kick off The First Tee National Auction by Charitybuzz at THE NORTHERN TRUST and introduce fans around the country to these amazing auction items that help raise funds to positively impact the lives of young people,” said Keith Dawkins, Chief Executive Officer, The First Tee. “Charitybuzz has been an invaluable partner for years, and The First Tee’s chapters and Headquarters are looking forward to making 2018 our biggest and most successful campaign yet.”

Experiences up for auction to benefit The First Tee include:

  • A 2019 US Open Championship Pebble Beach Experience
  • Rounds of golf at legendary courses like Baltusrol, Merion, Hazeltine and Firestone, hosts of major championships, World Golf Championships and Ryder Cup matches
  • Dream golf trips to England, Scotland or Ireland, where you will have the chance to play Open Championship rotation courses like Royal Lytham, Royal Birkdale, Royal Portrush, Carnoustie and Turnberry
  • VIP access to fan-favorite professional events like the sold-out 2018 Ryder Cup matches in Paris, and the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • Exclusive Donald Ross golf packager with round at Hope Valley CC, Highland Country Club, and Pinehurst No.2 with private tour of the Tufts Archives and dinner at the Holly Inn
  • Caddie for PGA Champions TOUR Player in a private pro-am on October 15th

“The partnership between Charitybuzz and The First Tee has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a worthy cause, and our impact only continues to grow,” said Ben Erwin, General Manager of Charitybuzz. “By working together, we’re granting even more children this unique, transformative experience with sport that The First Tee offers,” said Ben Erwin, General Manager of Charitybuzz.

Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the sport of golf and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values to more than 15 million kids. The First Tee offers programs in all 50 states, reaching more than five million kids annually through: The National School Program in more than 10,000 elementary schools, 150 chapters at more than 1,200 golf courses and The First Tee DRIVE at 1,300 youth centers.

Charitybuzz is the world’s premier charity auction destination, bringing its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference.

To learn more about The First Tee and view all the auction lots for this campaign, please visit charitybuzz.com/thefirsttee now through September 12, 2018.

About Charitybuzz
Charitybuzz is the leading online charity auction platform, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and incredible luxury packages to its community of more than 200,000 high-net-worth bidders while raising funds for charitable causes around the globe. Charitybuzz auctions feature exclusive access to some of the world’s most influential personalities, including Sir Paul McCartney, Tim Cook, Beyoncé, Mick Jagger, Warren Buffett, Taylor Swift and many more. To date, Charitybuzz has raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars for more than 4,000 non-profit organizations, including Save the Children, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, One Drop Foundation and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Charitybuzz is a member of Charity Network. Named one of Fast Company’s 2017 Most Innovative Companies, Charity Network is also parent company to Prizeo, an online sweepstakes-for-good platform; Chideo, a cause-meets-entertainment content company; and Global Philanthropy Group, a strategy consulting firm for cause. To learn more, please visit www.charitybuzz.com.

About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth sports organization whose mission is to grow the game of golf by transforming the experience that kids (and families) have with the sport. The First Tee is engaging the next generation of fans through unique golf experiences, signature events and strategic partnerships. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the sport of golf and The First Tee’s Nine Core Values to more than 15 million kids, positively impacting their lives along the way. The First Tee offers programs in all 50 states, reaching more than 5 million kids annually through: The National School Program in more than 10,000 elementary schools, 150 chapters at more than 1,200 golf courses and The First Tee DRIVE at 1,300 youth centers. The First Tee is expanding globally and currently offers programs at six international locations.

The First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Golf Channel is The First Tee’s proud media partner and former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.

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Press Contacts:
Charitybuzz: Janai Speer / jspeer@charitynetwork.com
The First Tee: Jodi Davis /201-927-6171 / jdavis@thefirsttee.org

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