Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Metro to be home of new First Tee chapter

The Charles Schwab Cup Championship has donated $5,000 to start a new First Tee chapter in Oakland. Metropolitan Golf Links will be the chapter's base.

The First Tee, an international youth development program, impacts the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development through the game of golf.

“As we begin our Chapter next month, clearly the generous donation from The Charles Schwab Cup makes it possible for us to help more young people reach their potential and achieve success in life” said Barbara Essig, Executive Director of The First Tee of Oakland. “These funds will play a positive role on the youth in our community.”

The check presentation took place at Metropolitan Golf Links, owned by the City of Oakland and operated by Courseco Inc.

“In cooperation with the City of Oakland, we are privileged to support The First Tee by providing the course as the programming facility for the Chapter.” said Darryl Davis, General Manager of Metropolitan Golf Links, “We hope you can join us and city officials as we celebrate the generous donation from Charles Schwab Cup Championship.”