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The First Tee Golf Ball Drop for Kids Scheduled August 13 at Harvey Penick Golf Campus

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Categories: CharitiesTournaments

AUSTIN, TX, June 7, 2011 — The First Tee of Greater Austin (TFTGA) is pleased to announce the first annual Golf Ball Drop for Kids featuring the Dennis Walters Golf Show, Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Harvey Penick Golf Campus.

As a benefit for The First Tee of Greater Austin youth development programming, this family-fun event will feature two golf ball drops from Austin Fire Department cranes, as well as an inspirational golf show by Dennis Walters.

Walters, a PGA Tour hopeful, was paralyzed from the waist down in 1974.  Despite his disability, he was determined to continue to play the game he loved.  In 1977, he invented aswivel seat that mounts on the passenger side of a golf cart to help him stand, and the rest is history.  He and his co-star Bucky have traveled the country telling his story and encouraging others to reach for their dreams, strive for excellence and do something they didn’t think they could.  The Golf Show features demonstrations of precision golf from start to finish, and is highly interactive with Super Dog Bucky who is best known for his uncanny ability to correctly answer questions by barking out the answers.

Sponsors for the event are needed — interested parties should contact Le Keogh at lkeough@firstteeaustin.org.  Golf balls will also be available for purchase by late June via The First Tee of Greater Austin website www.firstteaustin.org and will range from $15/ball, $150/dozen for the Eagle Ball Drop, or $5/ball, $50/dozen for the Par Ball Drop.  Every $500 raised will provide mentorship and character-building education to an Austin-area child for a full year.  Mark your calendars!

About The First Tee of Greater Austin

The First Tee of Greater Austin (TFTGA) is a youth development organization focused on providing young people with educational programs to build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.   Conveniently located at the Harvey Penick Golf Campus, close to downtown Austin, TX, TFTGA programs are offered both on campus, as well as in area-schools through the National School Program.  As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The First Tee of Greater Austin depends on the generous financial support from the Austin community to continue programs, fund scholarships for youth in need, and bring programs to more Austin-area schools through the National School Program.  To date, The First Tee of Greater Austin has touched approximately 10,000 area youth since 1999, and expects to touch at least 5,000 in 2011.   Visit www.firstteeaustin.org for more information to get involved.

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