Tiger Foundation Sets Clinics


LOS ANGELES ' In an effort to further extend the reach of junior golf to the youth of the country, the Tiger Woods Foundation has announced the new In the City golf clinic program that will kick off in Indio, Calif., before heading to Wilkinsburg, Pa., and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The newest addition to the Coca-Cola/Tiger Woods Foundation Junior Golf Clinic Series is targeted to all youth ages 7-17 and their families. The program for the clinics will begin with Thursday and Friday golf lessons held in conjunction with school or recreation center programs and a Saturday festival for the participating parents and children and the community. The first of three clinics will be held in Indio, Calif., on March 20-22 and the community festival will include music, food and games. Admission to the festival is free.
'We want to make golf as accessible to inner-city communities as other sports traditionally have been, Foundation president Earl Woods said. By bringing the clinics into local schools and recreation centers, we hope to reach out to those children who are interested in golf, but who havent had the opportunity to play.
The Wilkinsburg clinic is set for July 24-26 and the Foundation will be conducting its first outreach program outside of the continental United States when the In the City program travels to San Juan, Puerto Rico Aug. 28-30.
Each city participating in the In the City clinic series will send 15 junior golfers to participate in the Coca-Cola/Tiger Woods Foundation Junior Golf Clinic at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The Orlando clinic includes tickets to the Disney World theme parks, the junior golf clinic at Disneys Magnolia course, and an exhibition by Tiger Woods at Disneys Palm course.