The Summit Counseling Center partnered with the 2011 PGA Championship Community Relations Program to provide over 200 local youth the opportunity to participate in the PGA Championship Youth Clinic and/or attend the practice rounds of the 93rd PGA Championship.
The PGA Championship Youth Clinic was held at River Pines Golf Course on Monday, August 8th. The participants received personal and group golf instruction from 30 Georgia PGA Section Professionals. After the clinic the youth had the opportunity to attend the Monday afternoon practice rounds of the PGA Championship.
The PGA also made 25 adult tickets available to The Summit for each day of the practice rounds. Each adult ticket included four youth tickets, therefore allowing over 200 youth from six local church youth groups and two high school golf teams the opportunity to experience the PGA Championship!
“We are grateful to the PGA Championship Community Relations Program for making this opportunity available to our community,” said David Smith, Executive Director of The Summit Counseling Center, located at 2750 Old Alabama Rd. in Johns Creek.
The Summit also received ten tickets to each day of the championship rounds. “As a non-profit organization, we rely greatly on funding from our donors and partnerships with local churches in the area,” said Smith. “We were able to use the PGA Championship tickets to say thank you to those who have supported us throughout the years.”
The PGA Community Relations program has an annual goal to leave a community legacy with each host city of a major championship. The Georgia-based charities benefiting from the PGA Community Relations Program focus on youth, health, wellness, education, sports and family services.
The Summit Counseling Center is a non-profit counseling center providing professional, faith-based counseling. With a staff of 9 licensed therapists, The Summit serves people of all ages and provides a wide range of services that include individual, couples and family counseling for anxiety, depression, drinking and substance abuse, marital issues, parenting concerns, and children’s issues.