U.S. Ryder Cup team directs $2.6 million to outreach programs
On behalf of the 2012 United States Ryder Cup Team, The PGA of America and the PGA Tournament Corporation will direct $2.6 million to designated charities and growth of the game junior golf initiatives as a way to leverage the Ryder Cup and also provide outreach support to communities nationwide.
All 12 members of the U.S. Team, along with Captain Davis Love III are able to designate $100,000 to the charity of their choice. Another $100,000 will be directed to help launch and
support PGA junior golf programs designed to introduce children to the game; provide unique approaches to play the game; and deliver world class coaching and mentoring to advanced juniors who may not otherwise have the financial means to play.
Today, the donations made to charities by the players was made public. To read about the charities that will benefit, click here.