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You've got five days to secure some spectacular rounds of golf, and other prizes, by bidding in the 2020 Youth On Course auction from Nov. 15-19. Visit the auction website here.
The annual fundraiser gives golf, wine and travel enthusiasts the opportunity to snag exclusive experiences, while helping create life-changing opportunities for kids. Proceeds help the Pebble Beach-based non-profit provide young people across North America with affordable access to golf, along with internships, caddie programs and scholarships.
“The generous support from bidders is vital to supporting the Youth on Course core purpose of providing today’s youth with life-changing opportunities through golf,” says Jeff Clark, Youth on Course Chief Development Officer. “With exclusive items and experiences offered, this is a great chance for bidders to gain access for themselves to some cool places, and at the same time, provide access to a new world for our youth members.”
Here are a few examples of prizes. Don't drool on your keyboard.
- Opportunities to play Riviera Country Club near LA, Crystal Downs Country Club in Michigan, Valhalla outside Louisville, Ky.; Martis Camp near Lake Tahoe and other premier private clubs.
- Stay and play golf trips to the Monterey Peninsula, Naples (for the exclusive Calusa Pines), French Lick Resort in Indiana and Scottsdale.
- A VIP Golf Experience at Portland Country Club with Seamus Golf Founder Akbar Chisti that includes custom headcovers as a souvenir.
- Golf and dinner at The Institute near San Jose, one of Golf Advisor’s “10 Insanely Private Golf Courses You Will Never Get to Play.”
This year, YOC subsidized its 1 millionth round since launching in 2006. The organization now serves more than 95,000 members ages 6-18 who have access to play $5 rounds of golf at more than 1,400 courses in 38 states and Canada. Children are also connected to golf with paid summer work experience through internship and caddie programs. In addition, more than $2 million in scholarships has been given to more than 260 high school students who have demonstrated financial need and academic excellence, many of whom became the first in their family to attend college.
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