Kids Play Free in Central Florida

Celebration Golf Management and Integrity Golf Company have opened their hearts and their courses this summer to allow the youth, age 6-15, of Central Florida to play free thru September 30th. There are five counties in Central Florida where their 18 golf clubs are located and 25 total courses available for play. No matter where you live, be it Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk or Seminole counties, there is a golf club near you to take the kids to play free. The only requirement is that the child be accompanied by a paying adult.

This is the fourth consecutive year the Management of Celebration and Integrity have provided this awesome opportunity to the Kids. What is rather unique is that the managing partners of the two companies were all introduced to the great game of golf in a similar fashion; by being involved with a Junior golf program at a very young age. “This is our way of giving back to the community and introducing the game we love and make our living at to the Kids of Central Florida,” states Gene Garrote, CEO of Celebration.

If the youngster needs golf clubs, they are available at no charge. The courses are all set up with special tees for new players so they are not intimidated. There are junior learning programs at all of the properties to assist them. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time with a child in the natural surroundings of the golf course, teaching them a game they can play for a lifetime using all 10 fingers and not just there thumbs. There is a great deal of life lessons one can learn playing golf and what better way to do that than teeing it up for free all summer long with a relative or friend that enjoys the game.

Speaking of life lessons, Integrity and Celebration have just signed an agreement with The First Tee of Central Florida to be the golf course provider with a rollout of the First Tee Program to their other golf clubs in the area. “By partnering with the First Tee, we want to bring new young people to the game, and at the same help teach them learn 9 core values which include honesty, respect, sportsmanship, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, judgement and integrity. This is another step in our commitment to the Kids of Central Florida.” added Garrote. For more information you can visit www.KidsPlayFreeprogram.com.

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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