Young Golfers Give Back
to the Community


This Spring, American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) joined the fight against children's cancer by forming a new fundraising campaign designed to engage young golfers in philanthropic efforts. The Playing Fore Their Future campaign pairs junior golfers with young cancer survivors as a reminder that cancer patients are children just like them. Money raised through the campaign will help provide funding for ongoing children's cancer research such as enrolling kids in clinical trials.

The AJGA is 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 offers several levels of tournament play and options for young golfers to get involved in charitable giving through their Leadership Links program, which helps develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service oriented practices at an early age. Teens are given the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA ACE Grant program.

Through the Leadership Links program, juniors are able to choose from various volunteer opportunities to find the one that best suits their needs and availability. A choice in activities includes fundraising for local charities, volunteering their time and writing thank you letters.

So far, 141 juniors have signed up to raise funds for CureSearch for Children's Cancer through Playing Fore Their Future. The campaign will conclude at the AJGA's Rolex Junior All-American Banquet. Juniors will be rewarded at an awards ceremony in November with an awards presentation by Jack Nickelson.

To learn more about AJGA and Playing Fore Their Future, visit www.ajga.org.

Christine Bork
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