|Attending The Honda Classic's annual charity reception are, from left, Trudy Crowetz, Palm Beach Atlantic University Vice President for Development Vicki Pugh, Pam Johnson and PBA student Jimmy Janis.|
The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s and women’s golf programs recently were named the recipients of a 2013 grant from The Honda Classic.
The newly formed Sailfish golf teams will begin play this fall under the direction of head coach Craig Watson, a PGA Class A Professional and the program director for The First Tee of the Palm Beaches.
“The financial support from the Honda Classic is a tremendous benefit for our new golf program,” said Carolyn Stone, director of athletics at PBA. “Our student-athletes are committed to giving back to the community and this grant will enable our golf team to engage in activities that not only grow the game of golf, but teach leadership skills through the team’s involvement with the First Tee. The values of First Tee closely mirror that of Palm Beach Atlantic Athletics where character education and life skills are in the core of all we do. Our golfers can model these important attributes through mentoring First Tee participants and other youth in the community.”
An honorary plaque commemorating the grant was presented to the University on July 10 at the PGA National Resort and Spa at their annual charity reception. Vice President for Development Vicki Pugh and PBA student Jimmy Janis were on hand to accept the honor.
For information on Sailfish Athletics, visit pbasailfish.com.