We’ve all heard it before—golf is a dying sport. A lifelong game that teaches patience, honesty, etiquette, and camaraderie is slowly declining. Video games and apps are beating out a sport that provides fresh air and exercise to young girls and boys in a relaxing environment. Most importantly, the rising cost of green fees makes it difficult to offer this game to younger generations.
But, what if green fees didn’t exist for junior golfers? What if every junior golfer in Wichita could access any public course for free? A group of friends who know the positive impact golf can have for younger generations intend to make this happen.
On April 22nd at MacDonald Golf Park, the Friends of The First Tee of Greater Wichita—in partnership with MV Purchasing—will host its First Annual Golf Marathon. Volunteer golfers will play from sun up until sun down, attempting to finish a minimum of 100 holes. Golfers will raise pledges from friends, families, and businesses to ultimately help the Friends of The First Tee of Wichita reach its goal of $20,000.
All funds raised from the marathon will cover green fees for all Wichita-area junior golfers at Sim Park, MacDonald Park, Tex Consolver, L.W. Clapp, and Auburn Hills. Junior golfers should be able to play the game they love, free of charge. It’s as simple as that.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to this cause of any amount. All funds raised will benefit the junior golfers in the Wichita, KS area.
About The First Tee of Greater Wichita:
From birdies to triple bogeys, golf closely parallels real life as players experience the highs and lows of the game.
The First Tee of Greater Wichita helps shape the lives of kids and teens from all walks of life by introducing them to values inherent in the game of golf. Values like integrity, respect and perseverance.
You can find The First Tee of Greater Wichita junior golf and life skills programs at Tex Consolver Golf Course, MacDonald Golf Course, and Terradyne Golf Club. We can be found in 57 local elementary schools, the Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas, and lots of local youth organizations.
In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, our character education and life skills programs help kids and teens prepare for success at school, at home and in their community.
Our Junior Golf & Life Skills Curriculum Focuses on:
- How to manage emotions
- How to set goals
- How to resolve conflicts
- How to communicate with others
Learn More about The First Tee Greater Wichita by clicking the link.
MV Purchasing has been one of the lead sponsors for The Auggie Navarro Golf Tournament in Wichita, KS for many years. This tournament has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the youth in Wichita, KS. The Auggie Donates multiple $10,000 scholarships to juniors in Wichita. Please follow this link to learn more about “The Auggie” and all the Navarro brothers do for the junior golfers in this community. THE AUGGIE