Youth group First Tee gets grant from UPS | Sports & Recreation
The youth organization First Tee of Northwest Louisiana recently received a grant of $10,000 from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of United Parcel Service. The grant will be used to offset the cost of computers, software and instructions for First Tee's after school programs and year-round camps.
The mission of The First Tee is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life enhancing g values through the game of golf. This grant will provide funding for our after school program which will provide tutorials in math, reading and ACT Prep.
The First Tee’s Board President, Lloyd Brown, is appreciative for the financial support provided by the UPS Shreveport Distribution Center and the local UPS Stores which will allow The First Tee of NWLA to carry out an important aspect of the group’s mission. “Following the renovation of the Lakeside clubhouse, we now have a great learning center for the kids. This grant will provide The First Tee of NWLA the initial capital to purchase computers and other material for the after school math and reading program.”
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: nonprofit effectiveness, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.
In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as The First Tee of NWLA and provided support for building stronger communities.
“The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities – so we are proud to support The First Tee of Northwest Louisiana.
Pictured above, L to R: Oliver Jenkins, Board Member and City Councilman of District C, Bobby Brown Board Member and local businessman, Herbert Encalarde, Board Member and Shreveport UPS Business Manager, Lloyd Brown, Board President and Chief Investment Officer of Kinsey Interests, Inc., Elton Taylor, Executive Director and retired UPS Business Manager and Earl Culbert, Board Member and retired Principal/Educator and Coach.