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The First Tee Launches Exclusive eBay Charity Auction for Campaign for 10 Million Young People
The charity auction will begin on Tuesday, June 5 and run through Friday, June 15 (1 p.m. EST) with all proceeds going directly to The First Tee, an organization dedicated to helping young people develop character and learn life skills through the game of golf. The event will be hosted by eBay and administered through Kompolt as part of their charitable giving initiatives and support of The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People.
By visiting www.ebay.com/thefirsttee, fans can support the campaign through bidding on over 40 unique and high-end golf packages, memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences donated through the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Experiences, ClubCorp, Inspirato and more. Items include:
Exclusive TOUR Player experience package at TPC Sawgrass including a TaylorMade custom fitting session, a set of TaylorMade clubs and lunch with PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem
A two-night Palm Springs getaway at Mission Hills Country Club and a round of golf with Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench
An exclusive inside-the-ropes experience for two at The Barclays 2012 at The Black Course at Bethpage State Park – complimentary rental car provided by AVIS
A Caddy For A Cure experience with Sergio Garcia at The Barclays 2012 at The Black Course at Bethpage State Park – complimentary rental car provided by AVIS
The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People is a large-scale effort to raise $100 million by the end of 2012, which will allow The First Tee to expand its programs at chapters, in schools and at other youthserving locations, with the goal of reaching 10 million additional young people between 2011 and 2017.
Since the July 2011 launch at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, more than $72 million has
been pledged to the Campaign. The First Tee reaches young people on more than 700 golf courses, at more than 4,800 elementary schools in 650 school districts and on 120 military installations.
For more information about the auction, please visit www.ebay.com/thefirsttee. Additional information on The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People can be found at www.thefirsttee.org/campaign.
About The First Tee
The First Tee (www.thefirsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill lifeenhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With its home office at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., The First Tee reaches young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and on military installations.
Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 6.5 million young people in all 50 United States and six international locations. The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation and its Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is The First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.
Since 2002, KOMPOLT (www.kompolt.com) has executed over 500 high-profile Cause Marketing campaigns. These campaigns, launched globally to large and diverse communities on eBay and social networks like Facebook and Twitter, have built brand awareness and goodwill for over 400 of the world’s best known brands, celebrities, agencies and charities. KOMPOLT campaigns have raised over $40 million for causes worldwide, attracted billions of impressions and engaged millions of consumers in cause-driven transactions. KOMPOLT is a Causemedia Group company (www.causemediagroup.com).
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