PGATSS Grant Empowers Local Youth

In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the PGA TOUR Superstore makes grants to chapters where the stores do business to empower local youth in the surrounding community. First Tee – Silicon Valley was the recipient of a generous $20,000 donation in support of the FTSV’s 2021Classic to be held at Baylands Golf Links on September 20th where the check will be presented by East Palo Alto General Manager, Sandy Davison and National Tournament Sales Manager, Blake Atchley. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes positive change in peoples’ lives and builds and enhances the communities in which they live. They seek innovative solutions that enable young people, families and communities to achieve results beyond what seems possible today. The PGA TOUR Superstore provides First Tee chapters with equipment donations, tournament sponsorships, training and clinics and customer fund-raising events. First Tee – Silicon Valley was also one of 10 chapters selected this year for an exciting new $25K Teen Innovation and Retention Grant to help First Tee chapters in PGA TOUR Superstore markets focus on the retention during the critical teenage years. Two of our local Ace participants, Jonathan Tessmann and Nancy Rivera, were recently selected for the PGA TOUR Superstore’s first-of-its-kind, annual First Tee Leadership Summit to be held on August 2-13 at PGA TOUR Superstore Chairman and PGA TOUR First Tee Foundation Board Member Arthur M. Blank’s West Creek Ranch in Montana. Click here to learn more. We are very fortunate to receive annual support and are very grateful for our partnership.