YMCA OF THE TRIANGLE
The host charity of the SAS Championship is the YMCA of the Triangle, and in the 20 years of the event over $5 million has been donated to area youth educational initiatives. Since the SAS Championship began supporting the YMCA of the Triangle’s academic programs, over 9,600 students have taken part in the program. The tournament annually contributes the single largest donation to the Y Learning Program.
SAS CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE TO READ
Reading well in the early grades predicts a child’s academic and career success. In 2020, SAS and the SAS Championship are partnering with the YMCA of the Triangle to continue to improve children’s literacy in the Triangle. Over the next few weeks, culminating in October, the Championship will promote and encourage attendees, volunteers, employees and supporters to donate age-appropriate books to support local Y Learning Programs. The campaign aims to collect 500 books to distribute to Y Learning participants across the Triangle. We invite you to join the cause.
Visit our 'Drive to Read' Amazon Wishlist and donate today!
CAREER DAY AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP
Students from the Y Learning Program also visited the SAS Championship. These students were able to get an up close look at what it takes to produce a professional golf tournament. PGA Tour Champions professionals Darren Clarke and Mike Goodes also provided golf instruction while interacting with the students on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
READING DAY AT THE Y
PGA Tour Champions professionals Ken Duke and Esteban Toledo, in addition to YMCA and Tournament staff, visited the Y Learning site at Carpenter Elementary. The players read books with the students, and also posed for photos and signed autographs on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
The YMCA of the Triangle is committed to nurturing the potential of children through Youth Development, improving the nation’s health and well-being by promoting Healthy Living, and fostering a sense of Social Responsibility by providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Together, they work to ensure that everyone, has the opportunity to reach their full potential.