Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego are Champions for Youth Champions
San Diego, CA. –
For the sixth year in a row, Pro Kids| The First Tee of San Diego participated in the Champions for Youth Program, and for the fourth time in Champions For Youth history, finished in first place, raising more than $250,000 to empower local students to excel on and off the golf course.
Champions For Youth is the primary charitable program of San Diego’s premier PGA TOUR event, the Farmers Insurance Open. Champions For Youth is the primary charitable program of the Farmers Insurance Open. The program is a collaboration between Farmers Insurance and the Century Club to positively impact 10 San Diego charities that support at-risk and underserved youth and their families. The charities use the platform of the tournament to fundraise and increase awareness of the issues these organizations serve.
Most notably, this year Champions For Youth helped charities focus on growing and maintaining their donor base, and Pro Kids saw an increase of over 100 percent based on previous Champions for Youth campaigns, thanks to the strategic peer-to-peer format of this years’ competition, and dedicated board members, staff, parents, volunteers, and donors. With the support of these gracious parties, Farmers Insurance and The Century Club, over 700 kids throughout San Diego will have continued, year-round access to over 2,500 hours of golf and life skills education at no cost.
“We are proud that the Champions For Youth program has so positively impacted Pro Kids | The First Tee of San Diego, and in turn the youth they serve,” said Peter Ripa, CEO of the Century Club of San Diego / Farmers Insurance Open. “We look forward to seeing the resources and awareness generated through this year’s program support their mission now and long after the last putt drops at the Farmers Insurance Open.”
The mission of Pro Kids is to challenge underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life skills, and values through education and the game of golf. For more information, please visit http://www.thefirstteesandiego.org.