Driving Change Through The PGA TOUR Superstore Community Fund
The PGA TOUR Superstore (PGATSS) Community Fund has a mission to increase inclusivity and access to golf and tennis across the country and enhance the quality of life in the communities PGATSS serves.
Like other associate-led giving committees of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the PGATSS Community Fund has a unique model, but this fund takes it one step further, with each store participating in grantmaking in addition to the corporate store support center. Year-to-date, $641,000 has been granted to 126 different organizations focused on store associate causes, empowering women, impacting underserved communities, investing in youth, enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities, ensuring the well-being of wildlife and domestic animals, and honoring United States military and veterans.
Recent grantees include the Atlanta Korean Golfers Association, which was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Sugarloaf PGATSS in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The grant will be used to fund college scholarships and empower the growing Korean golfer community nearby.
In 2022, the PGATSS Community Fund awarded $590,000 in grants, and for more than a decade, PGATSS and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation have supported First Tee, a youth development organization that enables kids to build the strength of character that empowers them through a lifetime of new challenges. By integrating the game of golf with life skills curriculum, First Tee creates learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence and resilience that kids can carry to everything they do. The combined support has helped First Tee grow from reaching 260,000 kids in 2011 to now impacting more than 1.5 million young people in PGATSS markets.