(PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF.) — Youth on Course – the non-profit providing young people with subsidized golf, college scholarships, caddie programs and paid internships – will conduct its annual online auction, November 12-16, 2017, raising funds used to provide more “$5 or less” rounds for juniors in America.
To match its exceptional growth in 2017, the Youth on Course auction aims to raise $150,000, a $55,000 increase from 2016. All proceeds go directly to supporting Youth on Course’s commitment to providing today’s youth with life-changing opportunities through golf. Interested participants can bid on items including rounds of golf at iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links and Pasatiempo Golf Club, or a stay-and-play package at luxurious Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa (Poipu Bay Golf Course). The auction also includes family travel packages, tickets to exclusive sporting events and much more.
Follow Youth on Course via Twitter and Instagram (@yocgolf) or the hashtag #YOAUCTION17 for the latest information about the auction and its items.
“The support raised through the Youth on Course auction is vital in our mission to remove cost as an entry barrier for young people,” says Youth on Course Executive Director Adam Heieck. “The generous item donations from so many people, places and organizations have positioned this to be a record-breaking auction.”
Born in Northern California, Youth on Course helps fund rounds of golf for members to increase affordability and accessibility to the game. The organization is growing throughout America, with a presence in 17 states and nearly 30,000 kids ages 6-18 who can play at over 600 partner courses.
Support for Youth on Course drives the organization’s growth across America. The program has been recognized by The Golf Channel and Golf Digest as an essential bridge between youth instruction and consistent play throughout adulthood. NBA MVP Steph Curry is a vocal ambassador of the program.
For information and a list of Youth on Course partners, visit www.youthoncourse.org, or call 831.625.4653.
About Youth on Course
Headquartered in Pebble Beach, Youth on Course is a non-profit organization serving as the charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association. Its core purpose is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. This is achieved through initiatives that include subsidized rounds at partner courses, mentorship opportunities through caddie programs and paid internships, and scholarship grants for qualifying members. Since 2006, nearly 500,000 rounds have been played by Youth on Course participants and more than $1,200,000 has been raised for college scholarships. Currently, Youth on Course serves California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Kentucky, Texas, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina and Michigan with plans to expand nationwide.