The Snedeker Foundation has raised in excess of $1 million for several different charities across Middle Tennessee. The Foundation supports a variety of efforts on both the social and athletic fronts, including Our Kids, which provides expert medical evaluations and crisis counseling services in response to concerns of child sexual abuse, while also working to increase community awareness, education and training about child maltreatment.
Through the Tennessee Golf Foundation, the Snedeker Foundation annually supports the Sneds Tour, which puts forth a year-round junior golf tour in Tennessee aimed at allowing kids to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf, while also making competition more affordable through lower entry and registration fees. Visit Brandt Snedeker’s website to discover more about the mission of The Snedeker Foundation: www.brandtsnedeker.com
Founded in 2010, the Jake Owen Foundation was created to offer its support on a national level to children battling cancer and other childhood diseases through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while also lending its support to youth organizations and various charities in Owen’s hometown area of Indian River County, Fla..
The Nashville Golf Open Golf Gives Back program allows 100 percent of advance ticket sales to benefit either the First Tee of Middle Tennessee or a Williamson County High School. This is all done online through the Nashville Golf Open Website. Once you have purchased your tickets, you will have the option to donate the proceeds to either the First Tee of Middle Tennessee or select one of the 8 Williamson County High Schools. It’s that easy.
The First Tee is an initiative of the World Golf Foundation. Since its inception in 1997, The First Tee has opened over 148 golf-learning facilities and has introduced the game of golf to over 300,000 participants since 2000. The focus is to give young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship.
The First Tee of Middle Tennessee, operated at The VinnyLinks at Shelby Park in East Nashville is a private/public partnership between the Tennessee Golf Foundation (TGF) and Nashville’s Metro Parks. The nine-hole course, driving range, putting green, short game area and 7,500 square foot Learning Center create a beautiful setting for those who play the game at The VinnyLinks.