AUSTIN, TX (August 2, 2012) - On Thursday, July 26th, the Onion Creek Rotary Club (OCRC) donated $1,000 to support youth participants at The First Tee of Greater Austin (TFTGA). Their gift allows two children to participate in The First Tee’s character-building programs for a full year at no cost to their families.
Bill Parmeter with the OCRC presented the $1,000 check to Program Development Manager Jordan Jones, Executive Director Jennifer MacCurrach, and the two participants selected for the program scholarships, Audrey Trujillo and Caeleib Ybarra. “I love going out to The First Tee and making new friends,” says Audrey.
“Caeleib and Audrey are just two of 5,000 kids between the ages of 5-18 that we will serve this year. With each of the 5,000 kids requiring a subsidy to participate in the program, gifts like the donation from OCRC are very much appreciated,” says Jordan Jones.
Learn more about The First Tee of Greater Austin, and how you can support the youth participants in The First Tee.
About The Rotary Club
Rotary, a global network of community volunteers, is one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organizations worldwide. Founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905, today over 1.2 million members belong to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. For information about the Onion Creek Rotary Club and its membership and community service activities, contact Bill Parmeter at (512) 478-2121.
About The First Tee of Greater Austin
The First Tee of Greater Austin (www.thefirstteeaustin.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
In 2011, The First Tee of Greater Austin served more than 5,000 kids in the Austin community through regular programming at the Harvey Penick Golf Campus, multiple satellite locations throughout Austin, and the launch of the National School Program in the Manor Independent School District (MISD). The First Tee of Greater Austin has impacted more than 15,000 kids since the program was founded in 1999 and 98% of the participants in The First Tee program for at least two years graduate high school. For information on supporting The First Tee of Greater Austin, contact Rachel Stanbery at email@example.com.