Last year I shared with you that John Deere has made a donation to the GCSAA Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), to support First Green, which provides hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at golf courses.
Now I have even more great news to share with you just before the weekend.
Other recent donations came from Palm Beach GCSA, Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation, and the Washington Golf Association.
GCSAA Foundation Executive Director Ryan Flickinger said
“These generous grants impact GCSAA’s ability to help grow the First Green program, engaging K-12 students in a unique way where they can apply their classroom knowledge in a golf course setting.”
GCSAA has facilitated 33 field trips through July of this year, hosting more than 1,400 students in 18 states. The staff has scheduled an additional four outings this summer/fall, but activity is anticipated to increase once school is back in session.
As part of the five-year plan, the GCSAA Foundation seeks to provide funding for a total of 1,761 field trips through 2026 that will benefit more than 100,000 students.