BOLTON, Mass – LIV Golf has announced support for Massachusetts communities through nine charitable organizations within the Boston, Bolton, Lancaster and surrounding areas as part of the LIV Golf Invitational Boston September 2-4 at The International. The donations are aligned with the LIV to Give platform, LIV Golf’s overarching commitment to making a positive impact through support of education and career development, environmental sustainability, and golf programs that create positive change and enhance the well-being of communities now and in the future.
“LIV Golf is committed to giving back and investing in organizations that build stronger communities,” said Greg Norman, CEO and Commissioner of LIV Golf. “We are privileged to host such an exciting event in Massachusetts and are proud to support so many deserving charities that deliver much-needed services throughout this region.”
Among the beneficiaries is the Bolton Conservation Trust, which helps maintain the rural nature of the town by engaging the community through events, environmental education programs and land stewardship. The Trust also bridges communications among landowners, public officials, and financing interests.
“This generous donation will have a direct impact on our continuing efforts to protect open space. Our team will expand the environmental component of our Tom Denney Nature Camp by revamping the curriculum, upgrading the facilities, and offering more scholarships for those families in need,” said Dan Gaffney, Bolton Conservation Trust President. “We will re-start our Four Winds environmental enrichment program, which was taught in the K-5 elementary classrooms and brings a very hands-on environmental experience back to hundreds of young students.”
Coaching4Change (C4C) provides a near-peer mentoring model that recruits, trains and places local, diverse, and talented college students to support school improvement initiatives aimed at increasing student engagement and social-emotional learning in underprivileged schools.
“We are grateful to be able to expand our mentoring programs and positively influence the lives of more young people,” said Marquis Taylor, C4C CEO and Founder. “This donation enables us to reach nearly 800 more students at five middle schools in New Bedford and Lawrence.”
The Boston Invitational LIV to Give recipients include:
* Bolton Conservation Trust to fund trail maintenance, environmental and educational programs, and support land stewardship in the town of Bolton.
* Coaching4Change to provide low-income students critical mentorship services, empowering youth with life skills that unlock success.
* Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation to fund scholarships to special operations vets as they transition out of service and into employment opportunities.
* Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley to fund after-school and summer programs, STEM education materials and supplies, and partnership with the local museum to provide enhanced instruction.
* Bridge Over Troubled Waters to widen the pathways to self-sufficiency for homeless youth through education, employment, mental health care and life skills development.
* Friends of Bolton Seniors to provide Bolton senior citizens with fuel, nutrition and financial assistance.
* WHEAT – United Way of Tri-County to fund food security programs.
* The Joseph and Leslie Carr Foundation to feed area families this upcoming holiday season, fill canned food at food banks, and fund a local diaper bank.
* Nashoba Neighbors to fund services that empower seniors to age in place/at home.
In addition to financial support, as part of LIV to Give’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders through golf, LIV Golf hosted two special clinics this week. On Tuesday, Richard Bland, Turk Pettit, Cameron Tringale and LIV Golf reporter Troy Mullins led dozens of local youth from Bolton Youth Baseball and Softball in golf drills and spoke about the positive impact of sports, competition and teamwork. On Wednesday, Norman, Bryson DeChambeau, Martin Kaymer, Shergo Kurdi and David Feherty welcomed local military veterans to The International. The group, which included Feherty’s Troops First Foundation and Clear Path for Veterans New England shared inspiring stories, expert instruction and a special day together at the course.
At each LIV Golf tournament, free admission is granted for young people ages 15 and under. In addition, LIV Golf provides discounts for college and university students, teachers, medical professionals and first responders. Active-duty military and veteran service members are also granted complimentary grounds passes for themselves and a guest, as well as discounts for hospitality and experience packages. For more information, visit tickets.livgolf.com.