NASCAR Driver Kevin Harvick & PGA REACH Carolinas Partner to Launch the 2022 PGA REACH Harvick4HighSchoolGolf Program
Program Utilizes Golf to Foster Healthy Lifestyles, Teamwork and Valuable Life Skills to Young Athletes
Greensboro, NC (March 2022) – The PGA REACH Harvick4HighSchoolsGolf Program launched at two (2) Mecklenburg County high schools and two (2) Guilford County high schools to encourage more youth in Mecklenburg County and Guilford County to participate in high school athletic programs, specifically golf. This program, funded by generous grants from the Kevin Harvick and PGA REACH Carolinas Foundations, fosters healthy lifestyles, teamwork and valuable life skills obtained from competition. Qualifying high school golf programs are assigned a PGA professional to deliver four (4) golf instruction sessions per golf season to assist the current high school coach. Sessions include swing lessons, rules of golf fundamentals, course management, team strategy, and personal mentoring.
In 2013, the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF) conducted a similar program at North High School (Kevin’s alma mater) in Bakersfield, CA with the golf and wrestling teams. The program was very successful yielding higher participation and engaging youth. The PGA REACH Harvick4HighSchoolsGolf Program will be partnering with East Mecklenburg High School, Butler High School, James B. Dudley High School, and Ben L. Smith High School men’s and women’s golf teams for the 2022 season. The men’s high school golf season will start this Spring followed by the women’s this Fall.
Through fundraising efforts from the Kevin Harvick Foundation and the PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation, donations from the Gene Haas Foundation, and equipment donations from the Carolinas PGA Lowcountry Chapter Director, Deron Lee, PGA; CPGA Lowcountry REACH Chair, Briana Niemann, LPGA/PGA; Chase Godwin, PGA, and the rest of the membership and team at Kiawah Island Club and Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Harvick4HighSchoolGolf has been able to provide PGA professional instruction, uniforms, team golf bags, golf clubs, hats, golf balls, golf clubs, and additional items to help these high schools have a successful season!
Butler High School
East Mecklenburg High School
James B. Dudley High School
Ben L. Smith High School
About PGA REACH Harvick4HighSchools Golf Program
The Kevin Harvick Foundation and PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation, through charitable grants and corporate support, will supply uniforms, equipment, and professional instruction from PGA Professionals to two Mecklenburg County high schools and two Guilford County high schools. At each high school, the men’s and women’s golf teams will be provided with funding and support for the 2022 season. This program will impact a total of 8 high school golf programs and offers instruction and mentoring for men and women on their respective golf teams.
About Kevin Harvick Foundation
The mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation is to support programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States. Established in 2010 by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the Kevin Harvick Foundation works to not only improve the quality of life, but to help underprivileged youth find and realize their dreams. For more information visit: www.kevinharvickfoundation.org/
About PGA REACH Carolinas
The PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the Carolinas PGA Section, the largest of the 41 sections in the United States of America. Our 2,000 members across North and South Carolina are committed to serving our communities and growing the game of golf through our three pillars- Youth, Military, and Diversity & Inclusion. For more information, please visit carolinas.pga.com/foundation/. You can also find PGA REACH Carolinas on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @REACHCarolinas.
Jessica Asbury, PGA REACH Carolinas Program Director, Carolinas PGA Section, (336) 398-2848, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess Hanson, Director of Marketing, Carolinas PGA Section, (336) 398-2675, email@example.com
Josh Jones, Vice President, Kevin Harvick Foundation, (980) 938-8320, firstname.lastname@example.org