The SCGA Foundation is now giving more Southland juniors the opportunity to receive both mentoring and playing opportunities with the expansion of its G.A.M.E. Club, which is now available for all Youth on Course members ages 11-17. Juniors, parents and mentors are invited to attend the 2012 kickoff event on Saturday, June 9 at Maggie Hathaway GC. This is an opportunity to learn more about the G.A.M.E. program, meet the Foundation staff and compete in some fun golf competitions! For more information about the kickoff and to RSVP, click here.
"The SCGA Foundation's G.A.M.E. Days let me play at some really amazing golf courses," said participant Stian Lintvedt (pictured at this year's Golf Marathon, where Stian has participated for three straight years). "I feel really lucky to have been able to have those opportunities."
The G.A.M.E. Club (Golf, Awareness, Mentoring and Education) provides golf opportunities, develops awareness of career options, introduces mentoring and creates educational outings and opportunities. Youth are empowered to create their own options by "earning" points through volunteering, academics and University field trips, leadership and tutoring (the VAULT). These points can then be spent on golf mentoring outings at some of the most exclusive private golf clubs in Southern California!
After attending a G.A.M.E. Club architecture field trip to Lakeside GC, 17-year-old Deonte Bell shared the following about what he learned from his mentor.
"I talked a lot with him about commitment and the mental side of golf," he said. "I learned that commitment is the key to life and is what makes the difference in achieving goals. If you never commit, it will not get done."
Learn more about the G.A.M.E. Club and read about the program benefits here.