Youth on Course Hosts
3rd Annual ‘100 Hole Hike’ to
Expand Affordable Golf Access Throughout the U.S.
on Course — the non-profit providing young people with
subsidized golf rounds, college scholarships, caddie
programs and paid internships – has organized challengers
from six states and the District of Columbia to participate
in its “100 Hole Hike” to raise funds for its nationwide
On Monday Sept. 10, supporters from Georgia, Missouri,
Minnesota, California, Pennsylvania, Utah and Washington,
D.C. will aim to complete more than five rounds of golf in
one day, securing donations for every completed hole.
Contributions in 2018 have already doubled last year’s
total, eclipsing $200,000 two weeks before the event.
"With each dollar raised, Youth on Course
continues to help remove the cost barrier for young people
to play golf,” says Youth on Course Executive Director Adam
Heieck. “The outpouring of support means providing further
access to opportunities for junior players.”
Born in Northern California, Youth on Course helps fund
rounds of golf for members to increase affordability and
accessibility to the game. The organization has grown its
presence to 26 states and reaches more than 40,000 kids ages
6-17 who can play at partner facilities for just $5.
Fundraising for the 2017 Hundred Hole Hike resulted in Youth
on Course securing $91,506 to support its goal of providing
affordable golf for all members. To support the “hikers” and
Youth on Course, backers can pledge any
amount per hole to any participant.
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using the hashtag #YOCH3 for the latest information about
the event and real-time updates.
In addition to subsidized rounds, the organization also
facilitates college scholarships, paid internships and a
caddie program. Since the inception of the scholarship
program in 2008, Youth on Course has awarded 222 students
with scholarships totaling more than $1.4 million in
financial support. The current Youth on Course scholarship
retention rate is ninety-eight percent, with 53 students
About Youth on Course
The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with
access to life-changing opportunities through golf. Members
play hundreds of courses for $5 or less, benefit from
employment through the caddie and internship program, and
receive college scholarships. Headquartered in Pebble Beach,
Youth on Course is a 501(c)3 organization that began as the
charitable arm of the Northern California Golf Association.
Since 2006, nearly 650,000 rounds have been played by Youth
on Course participants and more than $1.4 million has been
raised for college scholarships. Currently, Youth on Course
serves Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho,
Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North
Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin with
the goal of delivering affordable golf in all 50 states by
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