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Release Date: 08.09.2011 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

PGA TOUR Superstore Donates $49,000 to Support The First Tee

Superstore Will Match Fan Donations to Birdies for East Lake

PGA TOUR Superstore today announced $49,000 in grants to support chapters of The First Tee in six U.S. markets where the retail chain operates stores. The First Tee impacts the lives of young people by promoting character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

In partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, PGA TOUR Superstore is supporting The First Tee chapters serving more than 96,000 youth in Atlanta, Dallas, Myrtle Beach/Brunswick County, Naples, Phoenix, and Denver. The Foundation’s chairman, Arthur M. Blank, is also chairman of Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, owner and operator of PGA TOUR Superstore.

"We highly value our partnership with The First Tee because it not only continues to grow the game of golf, but also teaches important core values to our youth that help mold them into good citizens," said PGA TOUR Superstore President & CEO Dick Sullivan.

The grants will benefit the following chapters:

The First Tee of Atlanta

The First Tee of Brunswick County

The First Tee of Dallas

The First Tee at East Lake

The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch

The First Tee of Myrtle Beach

The First Tee of Naples/Collier

The First Tee of Phoenix

In addition to the grant awards, the Foundation and PGA TOUR Superstore also have pledged to match up to $5,000 in fan donations to the Birdies for East Lake program, an online fund-raiser for the East Lake Foundation where fans making donations can compete for prizes by predicting the number of birdies that will be recorded during next month’s TOUR Championship at East Lake. To participate, fans must register online at the Birdies for East Lake program web site.

About PGA TOUR Superstore:
PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC, headquartered in Roswell, Georgia.

As the PGA TOUR's exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner, PGA TOUR Superstore provides customers with access to the same technology and expertise that card-carrying TOUR pros use each week in the TOUR Vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with teaching Professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays, a putting green, and chipping area. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Many stores are equipped with a full- size tennis court and a Tennis Professional on staff for lessons and clinics.

Along with equipment and accessories, PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men's, women's, and juniors' apparel and footwear for golf and tennis. For more information, visit

PGA TOUR Superstore. TOUR Quality. Expert Advice.

Media Contacts:
Brittany Rowe
PGA TOUR Superstore
(678) 987-7982

Contact Info

Contact Name: John Bare

Company: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Phone: 404.367.2062