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Junior Golfers Tee Up for Charity

DES MOINES, Iowa — It’s not unusual for adults to throw a golf tournament to raise money for charity. But, an outing at Grandview Golf Course in Des Moines was a little different.

First Tee of Greater Des Moines hosted its first charity cup Wednesday and it was all planned by the kids.

The organization is for junior golfers ages nine to seventeen. The program teaches life skills like perseverance and giving back through the game of golf.

This year, the kids committee decided it wanted to raise money by doing what they enjoy: golf.

“The kids committee, they decided it was going to go to the Ronald House. They picked the charity, they picked the format, they picked the flag prices,” John Owens with First Tee of Greater Des Moines said.

Sixty junior golfers participated raising more than $3,000. Half will go to the Ronald McDonald House. The other half goes to First Tee.


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