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Open Fairways is a 501(c)(3) Colorado-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk and underprivileged youth ages 7-17 through golf and the life lessons the game teaches.

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  • Thank you for the opportunity to tell you a little more about Open Fairways. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization who works with underprivileged youth through golf. Disclaimer – week 3. I will go through these slides, if you have Q’s please hold them until the end unless you need clarification about something I have said, of course.
  • Open Fairways Power Point

    1. 2. <ul><li>Open Fairways is a Colorado based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk and under privileged youth ages 7 to 17 through golf and the life lessons it teaches. </li></ul>
    2. 3. History <ul><li>Founded in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Served 50 youth </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007: over 2,000 youth </li></ul><ul><li>8 year total: over 7,500 youth </li></ul>
    3. 4. Open Fairways Youth If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much. ~ Marian Wright Edelman
    4. 5. The Youth We Serve Come From: <ul><li>Homes for abused and abandoned youth </li></ul><ul><li>Local homeless shelters </li></ul><ul><li>Public housing projects </li></ul><ul><li>Residential treatment centers </li></ul><ul><li>Probation department </li></ul><ul><li>Social services </li></ul><ul><li>Low income schools </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring agencies </li></ul>
    5. 6. Our 5 Programs Are: <ul><li>Indoor Front 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Front 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Back 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Career Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Caddying </li></ul>
    6. 7. Respect Honor Etiquette Confidence Decision Making Self-Discipline Sportsmanship Responsibility Giving Back Courage Patience Photograph compliments of Kern Photography, LLC Values We Teach:
    7. 8. Golf Skills Taught by PGA Teaching Professionals <ul><li>Putting </li></ul><ul><li>Chipping </li></ul><ul><li>Driving </li></ul><ul><li>Course Management </li></ul><ul><li>Shot Making </li></ul><ul><li>Etiquette & Rules </li></ul>
    8. 9. It’s not just one day!! Our Youth Receive Continued Access <ul><li>Player’s Contract: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay in school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay off drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay out of gangs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In return… </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. The Player’s Contract Earns the Youth: <ul><li>Unlimited and FREE: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miniature golf privileges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Range balls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment rentals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AND $1.00 Green Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Until they turn 18! </li></ul><ul><li>Open Fairways picks up the costs! </li></ul>
    10. 11. Career Opportunities Program <ul><li>Familiarize youth with employment opportunities within the golf business </li></ul><ul><li>Help youth with resume writing and interviewing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage youth to learn about their career interests and personality styles </li></ul><ul><li>Teach youth value of higher education </li></ul>
    11. 12. Caddy Focused Mentoring Program <ul><li>Professional caddy training </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible to apply for the Eisenhower-Evans Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Open Fairways assists youth in soliciting their caddying services </li></ul>
    12. 13. Open Fairways’ Goals: <ul><li>Teach honor, discipline, and integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Provide quality golf instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Increase confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Develop social competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Discourage drugs, gangs, and drop-outs </li></ul><ul><li>Offer continued, accessible access to golf </li></ul><ul><li>Help Kids Look to the Future!! </li></ul>
    13. 14. Getting Involved! <ul><li>Contribute: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Volunteer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Clinics (Year-round) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caddy Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Program </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. CLINIC SPONSORSHIPS <ul><li>&quot;The participation and enthusiasm that grew each day really became a team-building activity for us.  It's true that when you decide to give, you get so much back in return.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>~ Ben Miller, Northwest Mutual Financial Network </li></ul>
    15. 16. 2008 Events <ul><li>250 Club Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Hold ‘Em Poker </li></ul><ul><li>Open Fairways Invitational </li></ul><ul><li>Junior Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Stadler & Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Stadler and </li></ul><ul><li>Goose Gossage in 2007. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Thank You! <ul><li>No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. </li></ul><ul><li>~Aesop </li></ul>
    17. 18. Our 2008 Sponsors: