IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 27, 2007
Contact:  Kimberly Neff
1.215.481.9080
kneff@pgahq.com


 

                            

 

PHILADELPHIA SECTION PGA ANNOUNCES

Grant awarded to Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association


DRESHER, PA The Philadelphia Section PGA and The Greater Philadelphia Junior Golf Foundation are proud to present a grant to the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association in support of the program and future endeavors. $5,000 is being presented in support of the administration of the program and to stimulate growth nationally. Currently there are sixty-one active junior members in the tri-state area.

The grant supports a branch of the M.A.B.G.A oriented specially to juniors, offered to children with a visual disability up to age 18. Developed as a joint effort between local golf professionals and a local Blind Golf Association, this program is the first known of its kind. The program provides one on one instruction, clubs, bags, and golf balls, clinics and special events every season for participating golfers.

Since 1948 M.A.B.G.A. has provided blind and visually impaired golfers the opportunity to play golf. Golf allows the visually impaired to participate in competitive sport with slightly altered rules of play and the assistance of a coach.

The mission of The Greater Philadelphia PGA Junior Golf Foundation is to raise funds that would enable the Foundation to introduce the game of golf to interested juniors who may or may not wish to participate in amateur competitions. Aimed at young adults of all ethnic and economic backgrounds who are eighteen years of age and under. In an attempt to grow the game among juniors, the program aims to provide financial assistance, instruction, instructional materials, mentoring, equipment, scholarships and equal affordable access to professionally run golf programs.

                          

 

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