RIVERSIDE, CA – The SCPGA Foundation delivered an additional 20 sets of Wilson Golf clubs to underserved youth in the community of Riverside this week as part of the ClubsForeYouth program, with the initiative at 115 sets donated to-date. These clubs will directly impact each student, with the ultimate goal of fostering and sustaining the interest in the sport of golf for a lifetime. Each set is the players to keep, giving them access to the sport outside of traditional school hours. This initiative is supported by Wilson Golf, and SCPGA Junior Tour Alumni Brenden Steele, saying, “I believe that the ClubsForeYouth Program is instrumental in the development of girls already playing the game of golf, but also to bring access and equipment to those that might otherwise not get a chance to play.” In addition, this initiative wouldn’t be possible without generous support from the LA84 Foundation and the Friends of Golf.
La Sierra High School saw six students receiving Wilson Golf clubs during an on campus donation ceremony!
Vanessa Figueroa – “This is my third year playing golf, and this is the third set of clubs I’ve had but absolutely the nicest I have ever owned. I can’ wait to use my driver in competition!”
Up next on the donation ceremony schedule was John W. North High School. There four gracious students arrived to accept their new Wilson Golf clubs. Already into their tournament season, the girls were very hyped up to be selected for the ClubsForeYouth program.
Solimar Villele – “I’ve been playing golf for two years now and these are the first clubs I’ve ever owned. It’s a completely new feeling for me because the clubs that I was using I had to borrow form the school, now I will be able to practice and play whenever I want! I’ve set a goal for myself to reduce 10 strokes off my game, and with these clubs, I know I can do it!”
Alejandra Rivas – “I normally played with my brothers clubs, but they were never the right fit, and it was difficult to play well with them. Receiving my own personal set is tremendous and I cant thank the SCPGA Foundation enough for providing us this opportunity! Since its my last yes playing for the school, I just mostly want to have fun out there, I know that if I keep practicing with these, I will get better along the way!”
The next day following the donations at La Sierra and John W. North High Schools, SCPGA Foundation Manager Matt Gilson loaded up 10 bags full of glimmering new clubs to deliver to the 4 year old school perched atop a hill in Riverside. With a game scheduled for the same day, the girls were ecstatic to revive the gift at their donation ceremony.
Mattie Flood – “Its amazing to have a chance to get some brand new clubs that I can call my own! Now that I have these clubs, I’m very motivated to dig deep and work hard at perfecting my game.”
London Harris – “I’ feel really grateful because I’ve never had my own set of clubs before. As a graduating senior, I’m excited to practice with them and continue my development in the game of golf for many years to come.”
Ruzann Kotarche – “Im just really excited, it truly is a great opportunity for our team, and it makes me so happy to see the similes on everyones faces. I have never had my own set of clubs before and I’m excited to practice at home and get better at golf!”
Upon the conclusion of this ceremony the SCPGA Foundation has officially donated 115 sets of Wilson Golf clubs throughout the Southern California region. With 80+ sets awaiting delivery, there are many girls golfers awaiting the gift of the game. The continual efforts to grow this initiative wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the general public. You can make a direct impact on this program by visiting the provided link below, or by sharing this program with friends/family across social media!