Bradenton, FL (February 14, 2022) – First Tee – Sarasota/Manatee (FTSM) — an organization founded in 2000 with the primary goal of impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf – announces it will team with the LECOM Suncoast Classic, a Korn Ferry Tour/PGA TOUR event, February 19, to produce a FREE youth golf clinic.
The golf clinic is set for Saturday, February 19, at Lakewood National Golf Club, the host Club for the Korn Ferry Tour event. The clinic begins at 3:00PM with instruction from a Korn Ferry Tour Professional(s), IMG Academy instructors, and First Tee – Sarasota/Manatee coaches. All children are welcome to attend; no clubs are needed. Kona Ice will provide shaved ice to junior clinic participants. Parents with children participating in the clinic will get into the tournament at no charge.
Justin Kristich, LECOM Tournament Director, said, “We are excited to team with PGA TOUR Superstore, SOUTHTECH, and Star2Star Communications for this unique, community-based event. Partnering with First Tee – Sarasota/Manatee will bring a fun and rewarding experience for youth golfers of all levels during the LECOM Suncoast Classic”.
As noted by Justin Kristich, the youth clinic is being sponsored by PGA TOUR Superstore, SOUTHTECH, and Star2Star Communication. Each company promotes positive change in peoples’ lives and strives to build and enhance the communities in which they live. Bridgett Zuri, PGA TOUR Superstore GM, summed it up with, “We seek innovative solutions that enable young people, families, and communities to achieve results beyond what seems possible today.”
FTSM Executive Director Lexi McKenney said, “We are so excited to once again support the youth golf clinic with LECOM Suncoast Classic and the presenting sponsors of the clinic.” McKenney noted, “First Tee will have a presence in the Tournament Fan Zone, which is an amazing brand opportunity for our Chapter. Having the platform to educate people about becoming involved with First Tee as a Volunteer, Registering a Child to participate, or Donate to support the mission is unparalleled.”
The LECOM Suncoast Classic is a great way to see tomorrow’s PGA TOUR stars today. For more information and ticket purchases, go to www.lecomsuncoastclassic.com.
First Tee – Sarasota/Manatee currently serves area youth at its golf course locations and other program sites, LPGA/USGA Girls Golf of Sarasota/Manatee, Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association, and PGA Jr. League. FTSM is supported by generous donations from corporate partners, foundation grants, and individual donors.
For more information about First Tee Sarasota/Manatee, go to www.FirstTeeSarasotaManatee.org