Leadership Links goes inside the ropes at The Honda Classic


Six juniors had the opportunity of a lifetime at The Honda Classic March 3 when they traveled to the personal residence of Jack Nicklaus as a reward for raising at least $5,000 through the Leadership Links program. Proceeds from the efforts made by AJGA juniors went to the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation, which recieved a total of $40,000. Six of the seven top juniors spent time with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and also met and took a picture with the 2019 The Honda Classic champion Keith Mitchell.

Top fundraisers for the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation in 2018 were:

  • William Mirams of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jackson Van Paris of Pinehurs, North Carolina
  • Calen Sanderson of Yardley, Pennsylvania
  • Tommy and Jack Morrison of Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle
  • Pierce Robinson of Kings Mountain, North Carolina

The AJGA’sLeadership Links programhelps develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the ACE Grant.

About the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus founded the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation in 2004, in an effort to provide families access to world-class pediatric healthcare. Collaborating with pediatric hospitals across the country, the Foundation has grown from a vision to reality, supporting innovative programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illness.