The Barclays tournament is steeped in tradition, excellence and world-class competition. But in the end, it will be about more than just golf. The Barclays will make a difference to thousands of lives by providing financial support to several non-profit organizations and charities such as The First Tee of Metropolitan New York.
The First Tee of Metropolitan New York
The mission of The First Tee of Metropolitan New York is to make a positive impact on the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and education programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. TFTMNY services New York City, Long Island, Fairfield, Westchester, and Essex Counties.
The First Tee of Essex County
In August of 2006, The First Tee of Essex County was formed through a partnership between the Metropolitan Golf Association, New Jersey PGA and New Jersey State Golf Association. Located at Weequahic Park Golf Course in the heart of Newark's South Ward, the organization converted a blighted former dumping site into a beautiful Junior Learning Facility to serve the youth of Essex County. This facility is a versatile practice area that can be used for short game instruction, a limited flight driving range and a three-hole short course to introduce youth to the game and its positive values. www.thefirstteemetny.org
The New Jersey Alliance of YMCA's is a not-for-profit association made up of 44 YMCA's from the state of New Jersey. They bring the independent YMCA's of New Jersey together to collaborate and work on areas of mutual benefit in order to strengthen and enhance their individual YMCAs and the collective strength of NJ YMCA's to better serve the people of New Jersey.
Among their goals is to develop and implement strategic statewide programs and brands which will have a positive impact on solving critical needs and issues in the state of New Jersey to provide a unified voice to address public policy issues and to fulfill thier mission to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
Everyday, YMCA staff members and volunteers throughout the state of New Jersey are providing programs and services to children, youth, adults, seniors, families, those with special needs, and others based on the four core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Website: www.njymca.org/
The American Red Cross
Every Day, the Amerian Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The Red Cross aspires to turn compassion into action so that:
- All people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope.
- Our communities are ready and prepared for disasters.
- Everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products.
- All members of our armed services and thier families find support and comfort whenever needed.
- In an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skill to save lives.
An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency, it relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work.
See how the Red Cross is helping in your community
The American Red Cross North New Jersey Region serves more than 5.7 million people in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. Follow the North Jersey Region social media channels. Website: http://www.redcross.org/nj/fairfield
The American Red Cross Greater New York Region serves more than 13 million people in New York City, Long Island, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties and Grenwich, Conn. Website: http://www.redcross.org/ny/new-york