Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation
Established January 2006
Success is attained through hard work and poise, passion and patience, integrity and intelligence. The gift of golf can start a child on a lifetime journey of success and productivity.
The Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s Junior Foundation was created in 2006 by the MAGA to assist youngsters (as well as other programs that can help youngsters) embrace the values of golf.
We need your support to continue the mission of making golf a platform to improve the lives of young people of all socio-economic backgrounds.
Your gifts can help hundreds of children in the region become more fully involved in our great game. Gifts to the Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation allow all of us to assist in their development as key contributors to our community – the next generation of responsible citizens.
The Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was organized by the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association to promote junior golf in Metropolitan St. Louis and Central Illinois by providing golf related services to our area youth.
“Golf has helped me enjoy life more fully. Now it’s my turn to enrich the lives of deserving youngsters through the great game of golf.”
The Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation will provide financial and administrative assistance to existing community outreach programs (i.e., The First Tee), as well as those initiated by the Foundation, that enhance and promote the game of golf to children of all ages, especially those who might not have the opportunity to experience the benefits of the game in areas of rules adherence and competition.
The Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation will assist junior amateur golfers traveling to the USGA Junior Amateur Championship (with adherence to USGA Rules of Amateur Status). Travel stipends will be awarded to junior golfers who qualify for the Championship and submit an application to the Foundation demonstrating their passion for the game and a financial need.
3. Specific-Need Grants
The Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation can establish golf-related scholarships/grants in memory of loved ones. Contact the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association to learn more. (314-567-MAGA)
The Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation is funded solely by private and corporate donations that are fully tax deductible. Member clubs are also encouraged to support these grass-root efforts.
For information on how you, your company or club can help make a substantive difference in the development of young people and future civic leaders, contact the Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation office at 314-567-MAGA.
We wish to thank those who have helped launch the Metropolitan Junior Golf Foundation. Donors include:
- Jed C. Heastrup Memorial Fund
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Marcone, Inc.
- Millstone-Bangert, Inc.