Continuing a Legacy!
Arnold Palmer was the embodiment of core values inherent in the game of golf. The King of Golf will always be revered as a man of respect, integrity, and perseverance. He believed as we do, these values are essential to young people today. Mr. Palmer’s ongoing support continues to help expand our positive impact on the lives of young people in a meaningful way.
First Tee – Central Florida established the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation for First Tee – Central Florida’s Scholarship Fund through Mr. Palmer’s Lead Gift. Prudent investing and consistent annual fundraising Annual outflows of the endowment will be used to provide college scholarships for First Tee – Central Florida high school graduates continuing their education. The first class of scholars was announced at the 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational for the 2023-2024 school year!
In 2022, we committed to growing the Arnold Palmer Scholarship Fund for First Tee – Central Florida to One Million Dollars through 2030.
Thanks to the amazing support of this incredible and challenging initiative, $148,590 was raised during the Swing for the King Sunday evening and Monday golf tournament fundraiser at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club, July 30th & 31st!
Check out the Photo Gallery from this year’s Event
Our impact on local youth is made possible thanks to our Swing for the King sponsors and attendees.
Thank you to the companies and individuals who have contributed to this year’s event!
To learn more about 2024 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Wanda Brewer Ickes at [email protected] or (m) 407.595.3645