The Metropolitan PGA Section Foundation is pleased to welcome New York Mets’ All-Star Second Baseman, Jeff McNeil to their Board. The MLB Star will announce his partnership with The Foundation on September 16th, 2022 at Citi Field with an pre-game donation presentation to the Cohen Children’s Hospital on Long Island and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Westchester.
McNeil has always been an avid golfer, competing in tournaments throughout his life and has seen first-hand the positive impact golf can have on an individual. McNeil looks forward to helping the Foundation in its mission to serve the Metropolitan New York golf community and provide services and programs to children and veterans throughout the region, saying “I’m honored to be joining The Metropolitan PGA Section Foundation and inspired by the work that they do. Being able to give back to the community through one of my favorite sports, golf, made joining the board an easy decision.”
The Metropolitan PGA Section Foundation has always worked to positively impact young lives and provides over 5,000 children a year access to golf through their youth programs, the Met PGA Junior Tour, PGA Junior League, and Drive, Chip, and Putt. The Foundation has also sponsored Golf-in-Schools programs and actively supports the New York City Public School Athletic League along with their First Tee initiative, which provides golf opportunities and life skills programs to kids who may not otherwise have had access.
The Foundation’s most recent initiative, PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) works to provide free golf instruction to area veterans. The program utilizes golf as a rehabilitation tool to improve our veterans’ quality of life by enhancing their mental, social, physical, and emotional well-being. In addition to 6 weeks of clinics to learn to play, the Foundation provides each veteran with a set of golf clubs and transitions the participants from instruction into an ongoing golf league. In July, the PGA HOPE program celebrated its 1,000th graduate from the Metropolitan area.
McNeil’s love of the game and his passion for helping kids and veterans makes his decision to join the Foundation Board an obvious extension of his commitment to the New York Mets community. The Metropolitan PGA Section Foundation is “thrilled to welcome McNeil to help us to tell our story and promote the wonderful impact of golf among our youth and military veterans constituencies.”
About The Metropolitan PGA Section Foundation:
At the very forefront of the National PGA is the Metropolitan Section. The leadership, innovativeness and quality that has become synonymous with the Metropolitan PGA programs elevate the association to a position of prominence both in the local golf community and among its national counterparts. Much of the success of the Met PGA and its Foundation are directly attributed to its location. Not only is New York the corporate and financial capital of the world, but to a great extent it is also the centerpiece of the golf world. Golf has flourished in the Metropolitan area, largely because of the willingness and desire of the area clubs and courses to support and maintain the traditions and heritage of the game.
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