The Minnesota PGA and Minnesota Golf Association are proud to announce that four player development programs have been selected to receive a Minnesota Golf License Plate grant. In 2018, the Minnesota Golf License Plate Committee will award $75,000 in grants.
On behalf of the Minnesota Golf License Plate Committee, we would like to congratulate the First Tee of the Twin Cities, Independent School District 318, Minneapolis Parks Board and United Heroes League on being named recipients.
The First Tee of the Twin Cities will gain funding for their First Tee National Schools Program. The grant will be allocated to fund golf equipment, online training and in-person training.
Independent District 318 will be given funds to continue its legacy Golf in Schools program that helps introduce students to the game of golf and develop future players. Golf in Schools teaches children the fundamentals of the game while being taught valuable life skills and lessons.
“On behalf of Independent School District 318, we are excited to receive a Minnesota Golf License Plate grant for this year,” Physical Education Teacher Jennifer Dulong emphasized. “These funds will help us implement the Golf in Schools program throughout our school district. The goal of this program is to help students develop their golf skills and encourage them to participate in the lifelong sport of golf.”
The Minneapolis Parks Board will receive funds to help subsidize rounds of golf played by American Veterans. All Veterans will pay a flat fee of $5 when playing a nine-hole round at Fort Snelling Golf Course. The funds will help cover the remaining greens and cart fees.
United Heroes League, an organization that aims to provide opportunities in sports for children of military members, will acquire funding to help with military efforts and the game of golf. Areas of funding include equipment expenses, golf clinics and instruction and golf access.
“This is a fantastic gift and a tremendous benefit to our military families,” said United Heroes League Chief Marketing Officer Benjamin Mattson. “I cannot wait to introduce this fantastic game to these deserving kids and their service member parents.”
It is the goal of the committee to maximize and grow the number of youth, military members, and diverse populations being introduced to the game of golf.
“The Minnesota Golf License Plate Committee is thrilled to be able to support these fantastic player development programs that help contribute to the growth of the game of golf in the state of Minnesota,” Minnesota PGA Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Hintz stated. “We want to thank all of the Minnesota drivers who proudly support the game of golf with their Minnesota Golf License Plates. Each driver is impacting lives through golf.”
Congratulations again to the aforementioned programs on receiving grants. To learn more about the Minnesota Golf License Plate, please visit www.mngolfplate.com.