A primary focus of the American Golf Foundation is to raise funds and spread awareness about important needy causes through the vehicle of golf. This is accomplished through AGF Ambassadors who volunteer their time conducting charity golf tournaments and administering various on-course challenge contests and other fun fundraising activities in support of important causes. AGF is proud to have contributed over $5 million to a myriad of worthy charitable organizations over the past 10 years (2009 – 2019). A major source of our funding comes from the nominal $1-$10 donations made by generous golfing patrons who participate in the par-3 fundraising contests administered by the AGF Ambassadors. It’s amazing how every dollar adds up quickly, and we are happy to help make a difference in the communities in which we serve through this game we all love: GOLF.
Particularly inspiring is when an AGF Ambassador team reaches out to connect with a grass roots charity locally in their own backyard. Such examples of these types of wonderful relationships are San Diego region’s five courses – Lomas Santa Fe Executive, Mission Trails, National City, Tecolote Canyon, and Vineyard at Escondido – who support SCGA Junior (www.scgajunior.org) to help the local youth thrive on and beyond the course; Westchester Golf Course in Los Angeles and its designated charity Angel City Sports (www.angelcitysports.org) in support of their adaptive golf programs for people with physical impairments; Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course in Irvine, CA, and its longstanding support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (www.feedoc.org); and NYC’s five municipal courses – Clearview Park, La Tourette, South Shore, Dyker Beach, and Pelham and Split Rock Golf Courses - who have been donating to New York City Parks Foundation’s junior golf programs (www.cityparksfoundation.org) for over 15 years.
We also step in to assist national disaster/crisis relief efforts. Our efforts have included fundraising for the relief and recovery after major hurricanes such as Katrina, Sandy, Harvey and Irma; the Columbine High School tragedy; wildfires in Northern and Southern California; the Indonesia Tsunami; the terrorist attacks of September 11; the earthquake victims of Haiti; and Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims.
If you would like to consider hosting your next charity golf tournament at an American Golf-operated course, and have the benefit of AGF Ambassadors assisting you on event-day as well as possibly conduct incremental fundraising activity to increase donations to your cause, contact an American Golf near you. View the list of AGF Ambassador host courses.