Grant Funded by PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. will Promote Combination of Life Skills, Leadership and Golf Activities for Youth
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., October 7, 2013 – PwC US today announced that its Minneapolis office will donate $20,000 to The First Tee of Twin Cities, a non-profit organization that teaches youth core values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. Funded by a grant from the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. the donation will be used to build capacity across First Tee’s Life Skills Experience programs, which serves youth ages five and older during after-school hours, weekends and summer months. Part of the grant will help facilitate the utilization of PwC's financial literacy curriculum, which teaches children the importance of money management.
“The mission of The First Tee of Twin Cities mirrors that of PwC’s Earn Your Future campaign, by striving to impact the lives of young people through educational programs,” said Tom Montminy, managing partner of PwC’s Greater Minneapolis market. “As a market, we are passionate about youth education and financial literacy in particular, which is why we’re happy to support The First Tee of Twin Cities as they continue to work hard at preparing our youth for tomorrow.”
The First Tee of Twin Cities offers a safe and positive learning environment, providing character education and life skills lessons during non-school hours. These lessons are held all around Minneapolis, including golf courses, schools, parks, youth-serving organizations, community centers and military installations. Thanks to donations to the organization, cost is not a barrier to participation as scholarships are available for young people who cannot afford to pay.
“PwC has a long history of serving community organizations in Minneapolis and a deep commitment to this region, and we’re excited they are teaming up with us to help further the development of our youth,” said Win Adams, Board President for The First Tee of Twin Cities. “With PwC’s financial support, we’ll be able to provide more children with the life skills they’ll need to succeed.”
In conjunction with the grant, The First Tee of Twin Cities will hold several programs throughout the fall and into spring including youth golf clinics and camps where staff from PwC Minneapolis will be teach ing PwC’s financial literacy curriculum.
About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and on military installations.
Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 6.5 million young people in all 50 United States and six international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.
About The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) organization, makes contributions to the people of PwC in times of financial hardship, and to nonprofit organizations that support and promote education and humanitarianism.
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