DETROIT PAL TEAMS UP WITH FIRST TEE-GREATER DETROIT  TO PROVIDE LESSONS IN GOLF, LEADERSHIP AND LIFE SKILLS TO METRO DETROIT YOUTH

Registration for PAL Golf Powered by First Tee-Greater Detroit  now open for children ages 5-17

DETROIT (February 26, 2021) – A special partnership between Detroit PAL and First Tee-Greater Detroit will bring the sport of golf coupled with life and leadership skills to metro Detroit children ages 5 to 17 this year. The nonprofit organizations, which have shared missions to provide youth with athletic, academic and leadership development programs, created the collaboration to expand their reach and impact to better serve the community.

A series of 6-week long programs kick off March 5 with Little Putters classes for children 5-6 years old, followed by the PLAYer level in April for ages 7-17. Program activities will be held in Detroit at Boysville Gym (6945 Wagner St.) and at Rouge Park Golf Course (11701 Burt Rd). Proper COVID-19 guidelines will be adhered to, including limited class sizes.

“Through this partnership and our common goals of enriching the lives of children through sports and character development, we hope these programs will be the first of many to bring golf and valuable lessons both on and off the course to our youth,” said Executive Director of First Tee-Greater Detroit, Mary Ann Lievois.

“We are grateful to the Children’s Foundation in its shared vision and support of both organizations, making it possible for this partnership and ultimately impacting the lives of more youth by teaching golf, leadership, and confidence,” said Robert Jamerson, CEO, Detroit PAL. “

Registration is $40 for the 6-week session, although all programs are delivered for free to any child requesting a financial aid scholarship. To register or for more information, visit the registration page at www.firstteegreaterdetroit.org. In addition, volunteers to assist or coach are always needed; interested participants can visit the volunteer section at DetroitPAL.org.

About Detroit PAL

Detroit PAL is a non-profit organization positively impacting the lives of more than 14,000 youth participants each year.

In partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, Detroit PAL is helping youth find their greatness through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs. The organization also trains and certifies more than 1,800 volunteers each year to become encouraging coaches and mentors to the city’s youth. To learn more about Detroit PAL and its programs, please visit www.DetroitPAL.org or call 313-833-1600.

Media Contacts:

Detroit PAL: Jason Brown, Principal, PublicCity PR, 248-663-6166, JBrown@PublicCityPR.net.

First Tee-Greater Detroit: Jill Nelson, Director of Marketing & Communications, The Children’s Foundation, 313-966-2022, Jill.Nelson@CHMFoundation.org.