The following are a few highlights of the many activities and causes the American Golf Foundation has supported:
Jordan and Kyra Memorial FoundationRead More
AGF Ambassadors in California give back by raising funds year-round for AGF’s national charity partner, the Jordan & Kyra Memorial Foundation (www.jordanandkyra.org) benefiting pediatric cancer research and family care. Fundraising culminates each year with the Jordan & Kyra Memorial Golf Tournament in Northern California, an event that has evolved into one of the country’s most successful charity golf events. During the past 22 years, AGF Ambassadors and annual tournament proceeds have helped the Foundation raise more than $3.4 million to fund the cutting-edge research that is being conducted by Dr. Mark Israel, MD at Dartmouth University’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, aimed at eradicating brain tumors and other forms of pediatric cancers as life-threatening illnesses. Funds also support Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, a Northern California-based non-profit dedicated to providing compassionate family-centered care that addresses the emotional, practical and financial struggles experienced by the families of children during treatment, families with anticipatory grief, and those who are bereaved. The Jordan & Kyra Foundation also supports San Francisco-based Family House, a non-profit “home-away-from-home” for the families of children undergoing cancer treatment at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.
New York CityParks FoundationRead More
AGF Ambassadors in New York continue to support the CityParks Foundation’s CityParks Golf, a program that makes it fun and easy for boys and girls ages six to 17 to learn to play golf. Held in public parks and on municipal golf courses throughout the five boroughs, this free program provides nearly 2,000 children each year with instruction in golf fundamentals, as well as exposure to the many positive life skills the game of golf teaches.
Folds of Honor FoundationRead More
AGF supports Patriot Golf Day, a nationwide effort jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association (USGA). The event, held over Labor Day weekend each year, benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of service members injured or lost in performance of their duty.
The First Tee ProgramsRead More
Since 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its inherent values to the more than seven million young people. On golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth development organizations, we’ve helped shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching them values like integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. There are currently more than 900 golf programming locations in 180 communities across the United States and in select international locations.
Prostate Cancer FoundationRead More
The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s mission is to fund innovative research in the diagnosis, treatment and cure of prostate cancer. Since inception in 1993, PCF has supported more than 1,750 programs at nearly 200 research centers in 15 countries around the world. In years past, AGF and the host courses operated by American Golf have dedicated the month of April towards fundraising for this important cause, and some courses still continue to do so each year.
National Breast Cancer FoundationRead More
In support of October’s breast cancer awareness month, some AGF host courses operated by American Golf annually conduct various fundraisers to benefit The National Breast Cancer Foundation to support their wives, sisters, aunts and friends who have been affected by this disease. NBCF’s mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. Our mission includes increasing awareness through education, providing diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services.
Tiger Woods Foundation Junior Golf ClinicsRead More
From 1998 to 2002, the American Golf Foundation assisted the Tiger Woods Foundation in providing disadvantaged and at-risk kids with the opportunity to learn and play golf, as well as to benefit from the many positive life skills the game imparts. More than 3,500 inner-city youths were invited to participate in each of four junior golf clinics and exhibitions each year hosted by Tiger and his father, the late Earl Woods.