Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS selects The First Tee of Pittsburgh as primary beneficiary
May 6, 2013
PITTSBURGH, Pa. –Tournament officials and Constellation announced today The First Tee of Pittsburgh will be the primary charitable beneficiary of the 2013 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, a Champions Tour major to be held at Fox Chapel for the second consecutive year this summer, June 25-30. Other local charities to benefit from the third major championship of the season will be announced at a later date.
During the 2012 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, Constellation and The First Tee of Pittsburgh announced the establishment of the Deacon Palmer Endowment Fund, honoring Milfred J. (Deacon) Palmer, who taught his son, Arnold Palmer, important life skills and core values that helped him be successful on and off the golf course.
In 2013, the Deacon Palmer Endowment Fund continues to allow participation for children in The First Tee of Pittsburgh Life Skills Clinics that seamlessly blend golf activities and life skill instruction.
“Constellation has had a long and successful partnership with The First Tee, supporting the organization in the communities where the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS has been staged, and we are delighted to continue that tradition this year,” said Kenneth Cornew, president and CEO, Constellation.
Fees, equipment, access and other participation costs are funded by the endowment established last year. In addition, the fund will also provide college scholarships to two First Tee high school seniors with the first grants being awards of $2,000 to Mallorey Stack and Kollin Vargas.
“I am pleased to extend my congratulations to Mallorey and Kollin as the first recipients of the Deacon Palmer Endowment Fund of the First Tee of Pittsburgh, the program honoring my father, who was the golf professional and course superintendent at Latrobe Country Club virtually all of his adult life,” said Arnold Palmer.
“Both of these young people are most deserving of these grants. I’m sure they will continue to display the best attributes of the game and the life lessons taught by the First Tee as they pursue their collegiate careers – Mallorey as a member of the golf team at the College of Wooster as she studies for a career as a cardiac surgeon and Kollin at California University of Pennsylvania as he enters the Professional Golf Management Program to prepare for a career in the golf industry. I wish them both great success and ultimate achievement of their worthy goals.”
Both Kollin and Mallorey will be eligible for $2,000 each year they are successfully enrolled in college up to $8,000. The Deacon Palmer Endowment Fund will be instrumental in helping these two young people become valuable and productive adults and life-long golfers.
“We are grateful to Constellation for enabling us, with this endowment, to get local kids involved in our Life Skills Clinics, assist with their on-going education, and build towards the long-term sustainability of The First Tee of Pittsbugh,” said Marc Field, the Executive Director of The First Tee of Pittsburgh.
For more information on the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS, please visit www.cspgolf.com.
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