SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY – The SCPGA’s ClubsForeYouth program is underway in 2018, and this year will see significant growth of the program since its inception a year ago. The most notable changes to the program will be an increase in the number of clubs donated, and the expansion to include boys high school golfers. In total this year, 200 Wilson Golf club sets have already been ordered and are ready for delivery across Southern California, and an order for an additional 400 sets will be placed soon. We invite you to follow along with our progress across social media. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram! (@SCPGA & @SCPGAJRTOUR)
The first donation ceremonies were held in San Bernardino County this past week, with clubs going to three high schools; University Prep, Ace Charter, and Highland. Having already received tremendous support over the last year, SCPGA Foundation Manager Matt Gilson is happy to announce the programs continuation in 2018. Gilson aims to steadily grow the SCPGA Foundation program which has donated 200+ sets to-date. Gilson said, “The goal of ClubsForeYouth™ is to contribute 600 sets of golf equipment to student-athletes in the CIF Southern, LA City, and San Diego Section’s.”
When talking about the success of the program to-date, Gilson said, “The Southern California PGA Foundation’s ClubsForeYouth™ program has brought pure joy and excitement to over 200 male and female student-athletes in Southern California. Many of these student-athletes are brand new to the game of golf and we’re thrilled to be able to provide them with the necessary resources to foster and sustain their interest in the game.”
A special thanks to the Friends of Golf, DevTo Support Foundation, American Junior Golf Association, Wilshire Country Club, The Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation, Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation, the LA84 Foundation, and Wilson Staff, for affording us the opportunity to impact hundreds of youth throughout Southern California. We are looking forward to another great year!