While 30 TOUR pros look for the final win of the 2017 season this weekend, some AJGA juniors won in a different way.
On Tuesday afternoon at East Lake Golf Club at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta, Children's Hospital of Atlanta and the Aflac Cancer Center partnered with the Arnold Palmer Foundation to raise money for local hospitals in the first Arnie's March Atlanta. Twenty-one AJGA members signed up to participate, and 16 were able to raise more than $8,000. A check presentation took place at the finish line and was featured on AJGA and PGA TOUR social media. The fundraising walk provided an opportunity to recognize cancer fighters and families, the PGA TOUR said. The money will help go toward pediatric oncology.
For more information on Arnie's March Atlanta, visit here.
About Arnie's March Atlanta
Arnie's March Atlanta is a fundraising walk held at the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Arnie's March Atlanta provides an opportunity to recognize and honor our cancer fighters, their families, hospital staff, and supporters. All our participants enjoy a fun event as well as opportunities to win prizes for fundraising, completing activities, inviting others, and spreading the word on social media. Join us before the march for face painting, putt-putt, crafts, live music, corn hole, snacks from Chick-fil-A, and King of Pops.
Join the movement by creating or joining a fundraising team, making a donation and registering to march. Funds raised stay local to support pediatric cancer care at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. The first 12 people who raise $500 will receive one $50 Visa gift card and two Any One Day Grounds tickets to the TOUR Championship.
About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 6,600 members from 50 states and 55 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 830 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.