Thursday, September 21, 2017

Join Birdie this Fall season and let’s bring golf and hope to more kids!

As KTUGA switches gears from Montauk to the city our focus remains on building resilience and confidence, perseverance, sportsmanship, creativity, skill and a much needed sense of belonging.  I am excited to report that through the generosity of friends and KTUGA families, our lemonade stand this summer has made it possible for KTUGA to reach 20 more children in NYC that don’t have the same opportunities as our core group.  We wholeheartedly believe that regardless of socioeconomic background all children should be granted an opportunity to have their lives enriched by these concepts. We believe that will help them grow into the best individuals they can become. I write to ask you to join me in reaching even more of these deserving kids. Together we can make such a big difference.

As you may know, in addition to our regular programs, KTUGA has partnered with Harlem Children Zone for the past three years.  Our newest partnership with Change For Kids which started in January 2017 with 85 pre-k children has TRIPLED for the upcoming 2018 season. Institutionalizing programs like these to ensure children can continue to access and benefit from them in the long term takes all time, talent and treasure.  Last year, the money we raised made it possible for 120 girls from Chinatown to the Bronx to participate. This was done through our partnership with PowerPlay NYC. Our 6-week program in each school was such a huge success! This program is still in its infancy and yet it shows so much potential. We want to return this winter so that we can continue to help build the solid foundation that will allow us to reach more girls and be a consistent presence in their lives. To do this, we need your help.

My goal is to double our enrollment in PowerPlay this year to 240 girls – and I know that with your help we can do it! I’m inspired and encouraged by our shared belief in the potential of our children, and very much hope you will join me in extending this opportunity to those kids for whom only we, together, can make this opportunity possible. As little as $125 can give one participant the sense of belonging we aim to provide that can change a young girl’s life.  Your contribution is tax deductible.  I hope you will join us by clicking here http://bit.ly/2tsxsoM.

On behalf of the entire KTUGA team, thank you for considering this request. We look forward to your partnership, and to seeing you PLAY golf…and so much more!

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