Overton, PGA Make $50K Donation to IU and Play Golf America
Dec. 6, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Hoosier standout and 2010 Ryder Cup member Jeff Overton will present a check for $50,000 to Indiana University to support the Play Golf America University program. The presentation, made by the Indiana PGA Section, will take place during the Indiana-Kentucky men's basketball game on December 10 at Assembly Hall.
Overton will present the check to IU men's golf head coach Mike Mayer and Bob Kessler, the Department of Kinesiology Program Coordinator.
Play Golf America University is a PGA of America college and university golf program, designed to teach and engage students in the game of golf through PGA Professional instruction and other golf programs.
In 2010, the U.S. Ryder Cup Team and Captain Corey Pavin made a $2.6 million donation in support of charities and the launch of the Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy, including a $650,000 donation to Play Golf America University programs.
Overton, as well as each of the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup Team members and Captain Corey Pavin, made $100,000 donations to the charity of their choice. Half of that donation went to the college/university of their choice for the Play Golf America program and the other $50,000 to support the launch of the Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy, which is scheduled for a summer launch in 2011 to benefit aspiring junior golfers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to receive PGA Professional instruction.
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