The Southern California PGA Announces Collaborative Relationship with the Southern California Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association

Ontario, CA – March 29, 2023 – The Southern California Section of the PGA of America (SCPGA) has created a collaborative relationship with the Southern California Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association.

The two associations will collaborate on events and programming designed to educate local communities about the game of golf, the numerous benefits of the game, career opportunities within the industry, and community outreach through youth golf programming. Specifically,  the SCPGA’s ClubsForeYouth® program, which provides new golf equipment to local girls’ and boys’ high school golf teams.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with the NFL Alumni Association of Southern California,” says Nikki Gatch, PGA, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Southern California PGA. “Leveraging the power of our two brands to bring awareness, education, and opportunities around the game of golf within our Southern California communities, is an incredible opportunity and will undoubtedly create a great buzz around the game of golf.”

“It’s a great opportunity to have a collaborative partnership with the Southern California PGA and ClubsForeYouth® program, assisting with their mission to expand the game of golf in local communities around the region through educational resources and insight into the golf industry as a whole. We look forward to having a positive impact with the youth in these communities.” Walter Thurmond III; VP, NFL Alumni Association – Southern California and Super Bowl Champion (XLVIII, Seattle Seahawks).

President of the NFL Alumni Association of Southern California and Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII Champion, James Washington, adds, “As the President of the NFL Alumni Association – Southern.California, I’m excited to work with the Southern California PGA to make a difference in young people’s lives. This is only the beginning of how we plan to work together to make a change in our local communities. Stay tuned for big things with the SCPGA and the NFL Alumni of Southern California. It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish!”

As the two organizations begin to create their vision for impactful events and programming throughout the Southern California community, they will first focus on golf equipment donations to local high schools through the ClubsForeYouth® program. As schools are identified, more information will follow.

The Southern California Section was established in 1924 and today is comprised of nearly 1,700 golf Professionals working at over 500 facilities within the Section. The mission of the Southern California Section (SCPGA) mirrors the purpose of the PGA of America: To promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. For more information on the Southern California PGA, visit, follow @scpga on Twitter, Instagram, and find us on Facebook.

Founded in 1967, the National Football League Alumni Association is the most well-known and well-respected retired player organization. A non-profit organization comprised mainly of retired National Football League players, coaches, professionals, cheerleaders, spouses, and associate members. The focus of NFL Alumni is to serve, assist, and inform players in their post-NFL lives. The Association offers a variety of medical, financial, educational, and social programs to keep members and their families healthy, productive, and connected.

Media Contacts:
Bryce Seiver, Communications & Marketing Director | Southern California PGA
Danny Cross, Communications & Marketing Manager | Southern California PGA
Walter Thurmond III, VP, NFL Alumni Association – Southern California