Sergio Garcia's Birdie Pledge Supports Junior Golfers at The First Tee Chapters


Sergio Garcia at The First Tee of Akron
Sergio Garcia at The First Tee of Akron

The First Tee is honored that PGA TOUR professional Sergio Garcia pledged to support our chapters in the communities in which he competes in through the 2013 FedExCup season!

Garcia, and eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR, pledged $1,000 for each birdie, and $2,000 for every eagle, he made from the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational through the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.

Garcia has donated $110,000 to support 13 chapters of The First Tee in the communities in which he competed in over his final seven tournaments of the 2013 season.  

Sergio signing a hat

“The First Tee chapters are very focused on extending their reach and impact in communities and as such, we are very grateful to Sergio for embracing their efforts through this birdie pledge,” said Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., chief executive officer of The First Tee. “I spoke with him last week at TOUR Championship and expressed our gratitude and delight over his involvement.”

Sergio Garcia_golf swing“I am very excited to be able to help support The First Tee and the good works it does in teaching youth the great life skills that are a part of our sport,” said Garcia. “I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with some of the local kids on the driving range today and am really eager to see how much I can help out over the rest of the season.”

Garcia, who formed “Sergio’s Foundation” in 2002, has long supported charitable causes in his native Spain and around the world helping kids and young adults improve their lives through sports.

To learn more about how you can help support The First Tee along with Sergio, please visit

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