Golf programming to be offered to thousands of kids for the first time
Brentwood, TN (June 23, 2021) — The Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation has entered into a long-term agreement with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America offering golf programming, instruction, and equipment to thousands of young kids across the country who attend Boys & Girls Clubs. Golf will now join the sports line up allowing all kids to experience and learn the basics of a game for a lifetime.
“The Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation was founded to help lower-income and inner-city kids learn the game of golf,” said Kelly McCammon, founder and CEO. “In working with the Boys & Girls Clubs, we now have the opportunity to reach kids who have never stepped on to a golf course. There is an entire universe of young people who will benefit from learning the basics of golf through a fun introductory experience and we are honored to be teaming up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national organization of local chapters which provide voluntary after-school programs for young people. Founded in 1860, the organization is headquartered in Atlanta. More than 4,700 clubs serve 4.6 million young people through club membership and community outreach.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of America is honored to partner with the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation. Together we will be introducing the game of golf to Club members nationwide,” said Frank Sanchez, vice president of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Payne’s legacy is one of inclusiveness and a passion to create opportunity for kids. Youth who would have never had a chance to play the game of golf will now have access to world class training and instruction, thanks to this partnership.”
“We are so pleased to partner with such a well-respected organization as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in introducing children to the game that Payne loved,” said Tracey Stewart. “Their care for children of all backgrounds, especially those in need, inspires us and aligns with our desire to positively impact the lives of as many children as possible. Together, we can share the virtues and joy of golf with children who would otherwise never have had such an opportunity.”
In 2021, five key markets will be selected to launch the introductory golf experience at select Boys & Girls Clubs. One of those markets will include a military base as well as an Indian Reservation. The plan is for 50 locations in 2022.
About the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation
The Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation, established in 2020, is the fundraising entity behind the Payne Stewart Golf Camps & Clinics. These unique programs provide a complete golf learning experience for kids ages 4-9 years old. Using unconventional spaces to bring golf to the masses, the camps and clinics make any gymnasium or soccer field a golf learning center to teach children the fundamentals of both golf and life. For more information about the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation please visit www.paynestewart.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. More than 4,700 Clubs serve 4.6 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook or Twitter.