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The Suburbanite
  • Garcia pledges support to children's organization

  • Sergio Garcia, an eight-time PGA Tour winner announced this week at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational that he will donate $1,000 for every birdie and $2,000 for every eagle he makes to The First Tee programs.

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  • Every birdie and every eagle is going to cost Sergio Garcia.
    The eight-time PGA Tour winner announced this week at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational that he will donate $1,000 for every birdie and $2,000 for every eagle he makes to The First Tee programs.
    His pledge is good for the remainder of the PGA Tour.
    Garcia’s announcement came as he spent time with students from the Akron, Canton and Cleveland chapters of  The First Tee. Students had the opportunity to interact with Garcia and picked up a few pointers along the way.
    “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,” Garcia is quoted as saying a release issued by the PGA. “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.”
    The First Tee is committed to helping children and teens build character and promote healthy lifestyles through educational initiatives that center on golf.
    In 2002, Garcia founded Sergio’s Foundation which supports charitable causes worldwide that help to improve the lives of children through sports.
    For more information about The First Tee visit the organization’s official website at www.thefirsttee.org.