The First Tee launches charity auction

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The First Tee announced Wednesday the launch of an eBay charity auction featuring exclusive golf experiences and memorabilia to benefit The First Tee's Campaign for 10 Million Young People. The charity auction will began Tuesday and will run through June 15 with all proceeds going directly to The First Tee.

By visiting www.ebay.com/thefirsttee, fans can support the campaign through bidding on over 40 unique and high-end golf packages, memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime experiences donated through the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Experiences, ClubCorp and Inspirato. Items include:

• Exclusive Tour player experience package at TPC Sawgrass including a TaylorMade custom fitting session, a set of TaylorMade clubs and lunch with PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem.

• A two-night Palm Springs getaway at Mission Hills Country Club and a round of golf with Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.

• An exclusive inside-the-ropes experience for two at The Barclays 2012 at The Black Course at Bethpage State Park – complimentary rental car provided by Avis.

• A Caddy For A Cure experience with Sergio Garcia at The Barclays 2012 at The Black Course at Bethpage State Park – complimentary rental car provided by Avis.

The First Tee Campaign for 10 Million Young People is an effort to raise $100 million by the end of 2012, which will all The First Tee to expand it programs with the goal of reaching 10 million additional young people between 2011 and 2017.