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August 10, 2022

Contact: Lauren Rivard, Events and Communications Coordinator

Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation Awards $27,500 In Financial Grants

SOUTH GLASTONBURY, Conn. (August 10, 2022) – The Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation announced their first-round of 2022 financial grant award recipients. These golf programs serve Military Veterans, youth golf and diverse populations.

“We’ve seen such a positive response from the participants in the programs we are serving,” said Andrew Campbell, President of the Connecticut Section PGA Golf Foundation. “Golf is a unique vehicle that has the capacity to impact and changes lives for the better.”

Among the recipients of this year’s awards are The First Tee of Connecticut; Special Olympics of Connecticut; Mount Sinai John R. Suisman Golfers in Motion Rehabilitation Program; Northern Junior Golf Association and other deserving golf programs throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

In addition to the financial awards, the PGA Foundation underwrites four six-week sessions of PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) and the Connecticut PGA Junior Golf Association and TOUR, consisting of events serving 350 boys and girls.

The PGA Foundation is also a participating sponsor of The First Tee of Connecticut Charity Classic and offers PGA Junior League scholarships.

The PGA Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in the past 20 years to deserving golf programs serving the charitable.

The Foundation’s mission is to grow the game and positively impact the lives of youth, Military Veterans, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA Professionals and the game of golf.

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2022 Recipients
East Catholic High School – Girls Golf Team
Special Olympics – Connecticut
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital – Golfers in Motion
The First Tee of Connecticut – Spring/Summer/Fall Programs, Girls Golf Program
Northern Junior Golf Association
Capital Prep Harbor School – First Tee Program
Kevin Piecuch – CC of Greenfield Summer Camp