WCGA supporting girls golf charity
For over a decade, Women’s Congressional Golf Association (WCGA) has been a supporter of the First Tee of Greater Washington, DC through charity tournaments, volunteering with weekly classes, and hosting special events and other fundraisers.
In the past few years, as the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf) program has expanded to the First Tee of Greater DC, WCGA has been proud to donate towards college scholarships and directly volunteer and mentor the girls who are typically between the ages of 8-13. It is the only junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf. It teaches golf skills but also valuable life skills like confidence and perseverance.
This year, we hosted a Halloween-themed golf outing and party for 12 girls from the Girls Golf program with the support of the Pinecrest Golf Club. We started with a shotgun start of five par 3 holes specially modified by Pinecrest for the event for the first hour. And, then moved inside where the staff at Pinecrest created golf-themed arts and crafts, provided snacks, and access to the golf simulator. It was held on a Friday night and all the WCGA volunteers agreed it was the perfect way to end the week.
The event was the perfect blend of what makes the girls golf program keep growing; we went over the fundamentals of golf and enabled the girls to play on a different course, while we all had fun. The Girls Golf program has the goal to engage girls with positive female role models and mentors. It is the perfect alignment with WCGA, which provides an opportunity for its women members to be mentors and support each other in career and life goals.
While WCGA and our members support several charity events throughout the season, such as Special Olympics, the Girls Golf program is close to our hearts, and appreciated the opportunity to end our season with this Halloween-themed event.
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