CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- To commemorate 10 years of the Wells Fargo Championship, the banking giant made a $100,000 donation to The First Tee of Charlotte Tuesday afternoon.
The First Tee seeks to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
"This generous gift will allow us to grow our efforts in Charlotte so that by the fall of 2012, our program will be in 41 of the 100 elementary schools in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system," said Jennifer MacCurrach, executive director for The First Tee of Charlotte.
For the past month, Wells Fargo volunteers have been working directly with Charlotte-area students enrolled in The First Tee--meeting together weekly with the goal of completing this year's Reading Above Par curriculum in advance of tournament week.
The students who fulfilled their reading requirements got to celebrate with the opportunity to meet PGA Tour players Lucas Glover, J.J. Henry, Webb Simpson and Johnson Wagner at their final reading event.
The players helped them finish the book and gave a little golf skills clinic to all in attendance.