The initiative is meant to help golf forge stronger and more meaningful connections with golfers and society as a whole.
Tierra Rejada Golf Club, Moorpark, Calif., is now making a pair of monthly donations to local and regional community service organizations, including those committed to civil service, disease prevention research, youth athletics and other charities. On Nov. 1, “The Golf Course That Cares” will designate the recipients of its first two grants,
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation. In early December, each will receive a monetary donation.
“With our new community outreach program, this means that every round of golf played on our course helps a good cause,” said Ted Kruger, Developer and Co-owner of Tierra Rejada. “The economy has been rough on everyone, and especially for those service organizations that are the community’s glue. Since many get by on shoestring or shrinking budgets, we believe our grants can be leveraged into projects and services with great impact.”
Among the pool of potential beneficiaries are the Friends of Oak Park Schools, the Ventura Unified School District, Ventura County Fire Department, Westlake Village Meals on Wheels, the Moorpark City Library, the City of Hope, Ventura County Special Olympics and various Boys and Girls Clubs. Added Kruger: “This program is our small way of making golf more relevant to the surrounding community.”
Tierra Rejada’s Community Outreach initiative follows two other programs that are meant to help the sport forge stronger and more meaningful connections with golfers and society as a whole. The first was “The Players Course,” launched to make golf take less time and be more fun, especially for beginning and older players. The second program, called Tierra Rejada Advanced Players Program or TRAPP, uses the club’s operations to teach decision-making skills to a select group of student-athletes, imparting lessons about golf and life.
“We want to do our part to keep people in the game, and to encourage others to take up the game for the first time,” added Kruger.
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