APRIL 27, 2007
Contact: Kimberly Neff
SECTION PGA ANNOUNCES
awarded to Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association
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.