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2nd Swing Golf Surpasses $50,000 in Donations to The First Tee
Date:8/13/2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) August 13, 2013

Twin Cities-based golf retailer 2nd Swing Golf recently surpassed $50,000 in donations to The First Tee, becoming a Gold Corporate Partner with the youth development organization, which introduces golf, and its inherent values, to young people. By taking club donations earmarked for The First Tee and selling them on its sales channels, 2nd Swing is able to convert golf clubs into cash for the program, which The First Tee then distributes to its local chapters across the United States. Since 1997, The First Tee has reached more than seven million young people, teaching them the basic skills of golf, as well as core values such as integrity, respect, responsibility and perseverance that help kids prepare for the rigors of higher education and life beyond school.

2nd Swing has helped set up club donation programs with courses across the country, allowing golfers to donate their adult-sized clubs and get junior sets into the hands of youth golfers.

“The club donation program through 2nd Swing is a great way for chapters to promote used equipment donations that result in financially supplementing their equipment or other needs,” said Jennifer Weiler, vice president of strategic alignment and development for The First Tee. “Many chapters encourage these gifts in their community and rely on 2nd Swing to fulfill the sales and administration of the program. We are grateful to 2nd Swing for their partnership.”

2nd Swing also donates directly to The First Tee of Three Rivers Park District and other Twin Cities youth golf programs, using a portion of sales of every junior set and buying new sets that are delivered right to the local chapters. Most recently, 26 brand new sets of junior clubs were distributed around the Twin Cities area by 2nd Swing buyer John Bezdichek, who initiated the partnership with The First Tee in 2011.

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